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Back in March, Microsoft and Xiaomi teamed up to develop a Windows 10 Mobile ROM that could be installed by users onto their Mi 4 Android phones - and it finally looks set to arrive on December 3.
After the release of Windows Phone Internals just a few days ago, it seems that hackers have wasted no time seeing what could be crammed into a Lumia handset.
A Weibo post from a Microsoft Software Engineer Institute Director claims that the first official Windows 10 Mobile ROM may be released for the Xiaomi Mi4 - an Android handset - around Thanksgiving.
After Microsoft and Xiaomi announced development of a Windows 10 ROM that can be installed on an Android phone, registrations have now opened for the beta program... as long as you can get to Beijing.
Microsoft is testing an image of Windows 10 that can be flashed onto Android devices and essentially convert them to Windows phones on the spot. The program might be expanded soon if successful.
The roll out of Android Lollipop has been a rather slow affair, and some devices won't even get the update at all, which is where custom ROM developers have stepped up, for the HTC One M7.
Originally launched with Windows Mobile 6.5 in 2009, the HTC HD2 has seen ports of Windows RT, Firefox OS and more - and now an unofficial Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM is also in development.
OnePlus has released a public 'alpha' preview version of its new Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM, which is available to download and install now - and it looks very similar to the standard Lollipop release.
The team behind the Cyanogenmod Android custom ROM have explained that they are not intending to release an Android L version of the operating system until it is past the developer preview stage.
Cyanogen, Inc. has announced that they have removed their recently launched CyanogenMod Installer app from the Play Store after being told by Google that it violated the Store's developer terms.
The team behind the CyanogenMod firmware for Android plans to grow its user base to become larger than Windows Phone, with $7m in funding and a hardware manufacturer partnership to be announced soon.
A developer on the XDA forums has leaked a custom Jellybean 4.3 ROM for the HTC One ahead of the official update, which will be rolled out in the U.S. soon, skipping 4.2.2 altogether.
Nokia's Lumia-exclusive Windows Phone apps are slowly making their way to HTC's Titan, thanks to the efforts of a Vietnamese developer.
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