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  1. hamzie11's Avatar
    Seeing as android hardware can load wp8.1, anyone know when we can start expecting ROMs for htc one, xperia etc?
    02-28-2014 03:27 AM
  2. Padmanabhan Krishnamurthy1's Avatar
    You cannot port Windows Phone 8.1 to Android Devices. If so, please link the source article, I would love to read it. In my knowledge, Android Devices cannot run WP or iOS
    If you are refering to the Nokia X, then please know that the X is running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with a CUSTOM LAUNCHER. It is NOT running Windows Phone 8.1 . A smartphone cannot run 2 OS'es at the same time. Even dual boot, availible in certain smartphones, requires you to reboot the phone and then use the other OS
    It is impossible to port Windows Phone to any device as Windows Phone is a closed source OS, hence the code is not availible to manipulate to make it run on other devices
    This is coming from a long time Cyanogenmod User
    TechAbstract, jojoe42 and xandros9 like this.
    02-28-2014 03:37 AM
  3. Dnamb's Avatar
    We'll have to wait and see, after WP8.1 gets released. Microsoft did indicate that WP8.1 can be used more or less to recycle old android phones.
    Giyat Suwignya likes this.
    02-28-2014 04:45 AM
  4. Bryan Sayas's Avatar
    Seeing as android hardware can load wp8.1, anyone know when we can start expecting ROMs for htc one, xperia etc?
    Short answer is most likely never.

    We'll have to wait and see, after WP8.1 gets released. Microsoft did indicate that WP8.1 can be used more or less to recycle old android phones.
    Even if they said that WP8.1 can be used for android phones, which I think is likely impossible 'coz WP8.1 is not an open source, doesn't mean Microsoft will allow it.
    02-28-2014 05:24 AM
  5. ohgood's Avatar
    Short answer is most likely never.


    Even if they said that WP8.1 can be used for android phones, which I think is likely impossible 'coz WP8.1 is not an open source, doesn't mean Microsoft will allow it.
    why wouldn't Microsoft allow it ?

    sounds like a really good idea to get the millions of Galaxy s 4 owners interested without having to change hardware.
    02-28-2014 05:41 AM
  6. Dnamb's Avatar
    Even if they said that WP8.1 can be used for android phones, which I think is likely impossible 'coz WP8.1 is not an open source, doesn't mean Microsoft will allow it.
    Modders can do the job doesn't necessarily need MSs approval, we just need the proof that WP8.1 can somehow run on android hardware.
    02-28-2014 07:12 AM
  7. Tepid's Avatar
    We'll have to wait and see, after WP8.1 gets released. Microsoft did indicate that WP8.1 can be used more or less to recycle old android phones.
    Source?
    03-02-2014 07:38 PM
  8. Kebero's Avatar
    People are misunderstanding what Microsoft meant. The adjustment of hardware requirements means that OEMs can use their existing hardware for WP as well as Android, much like Samsung did with the original Focus being a recycled Galaxy S something or other.
    neo158 and jjag520 like this.
    03-02-2014 07:44 PM
  9. troylytle's Avatar
    Modders can do the job doesn't necessarily need MSs approval, we just need the proof that WP8.1 can somehow run on android hardware.
    Doesn't work like that. 1. Phone would have to have Qualcomm chipset supported by the reference they are releasing. 2. They are releasing that only to OEM's. 3. You would then have other hardware problems like camera and camera-dedicated chips not working with your camera app.
    Julek, neo158 and Bryan Sayas like this.
    03-02-2014 07:47 PM
  10. Xpider_MX's Avatar
    You need a bootloader supporting WP.
    03-02-2014 11:31 PM
  11. rockstarzzz's Avatar
    MS won't approve it. WP8.1 is a close source, licensed OS. Anyone who manages to port it, should expect a law suit at the least if MS plays by the books.
    03-03-2014 06:41 AM
  12. ohgood's Avatar
    MS won't approve it. WP8.1 is a close source, licensed OS. Anyone who manages to port it, should expect a law suit at the least if MS plays by the books.
    open/closed/feathers doesn't matter. what matters is that microsoft looks at the most popular selling android phone and says "hey, we should make wp available for THAT device for $9"


    lawsuit shcmawsuit. if/when its possible and hits the torrents, it cannot be stopped. flailing the one person / group that accomplishes it instead of *ahem* using it to microsofts advantage and SELLING THE OPERATING SYSTEM that works on the highest selling phone hardware (hello, galaxy s4 owners) would be a poor choice.


    if they can't move the lumias enough to compete, at least start looking at other avenues for getting the OS itself out there.

    *shrug* just an idea
    03-03-2014 08:02 PM
  13. Games Goblin's Avatar
    Contrary to what we may think now - a phone running android AND windows phone might not be far away - link
    03-03-2014 09:50 PM
  14. jjag520's Avatar
    then please know that the X is running Android 4.4.2 Kitkat with a CUSTOM LAUNCHER.
    Android 4.1.2 not 4.4.2 :)
    03-03-2014 10:00 PM
  15. T Moore's Avatar
    We'll have to wait and see, after WP8.1 gets released. Microsoft did indicate that WP8.1 can be used more or less to recycle old android phones.
    Show where MS said this.
    It can't happen.
    03-03-2014 10:05 PM
  16. troylytle's Avatar
    Contrary to what we may think now - a phone running android AND windows phone might not be far away - link
    I don't think anyone doubted that.
    03-03-2014 11:27 PM
  17. Markus Stoll's Avatar
    Hi,
    please tell me if i'm wrong but isn't the LUMIA 640 running on a SnapDragon 400 with ARMv7 architecture ?
    So, at this point MS is already on Anroid territory, so were is the ROM to install on my S4....

    Upss, last post already a year ago, sorry ....

    ARM .... MS is here ;-)
    Last edited by Markus Stoll; 04-30-2015 at 05:09 AM.
    04-30-2015 04:39 AM
  18. xandros9's Avatar
    Hi,
    please tell me if i'm wrong but isn't the LUMIA 640 running on a SnapDragon 400 with ARMv7 architecture ?
    So, at this point MS is already on Anroid territory, so were is the ROM to install on my S4....

    Upss, last post already a year ago, sorry ....

    ARM .... MS is here ;-)
    Still not going to happen. Sure some of the guts might be similar and whatnot between models, but everything else is different too, and I dont think we can just make drivers for it.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    04-30-2015 02:16 PM
  19. jojoe42's Avatar
    As far as I'm aware, they've only started TESTING W10 for Phones on the XiaoMi Mi4 (an android phone) and ONLY that phone. Mainly because of all the other hurdles mentioned in this thread one would have to get over (hardware support, bootloaders, etc.) - there are so many different phones with different hardware which is why they are testing on one for now. Although I would imagine it would be in MS' best interests to one day be able to let most people jump to Windows simply by installing it on their phone
    04-30-2015 02:39 PM

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