The latest report on the Microsoft and Chinese handset maker Xiaomi is the possibility of Xiaomi Mi tablet running Windows 10 by the end of the year. This news comes a few days post the Windows 10 global launch. Xiaomi Mi tablet has been running on a form of Google Android. GizmoChina has also reported that this tablet will reportedly run on Windows 10 unlike its earlier versions. Another incident that pretty much confirms this news is a Twitter update by Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Operating Systems Group, Microsoft, who posted an image of the Xiaomi Mi 4 running Windows 10 build 10240. There is however no official statement whether the tablet will run on the standard Windows 10 edition or the Windows 10 mobile edition.
With the third quarter already underway, the expected launch date is touted to be August 16, since this time of the year has traditionally been chosen for new MIUI version launches in the past. This move by Microsoft is almost certainly an aggressive strategy to push into the Chinese consumer computing market which happens to be heavily pirated. Another unbelievable development is the offer by this software giant wherein all Windows users get free upgrades to Windows 10, regardless of whether they are running genuine copies of the software or not. An unprecedented move, this is undoubtedly an attempt by Microsoft to get legitimate versions of its software onto machines of the hundreds of millions of Windows users in China.