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Hackers Show Windows 10 for ARM Running on Lumia

Ever since Microsoft announced that we will get ARM powered laptops in future, users have been trying to see if they can run full Windows in their smartphone. While we might need to wait until end of the year to get a smartphone which will run Windows 10 out of the box, it doesn’t mean enthusiasts will stop trying to run the operating system inside smartphone. Most recently, some hackers showcased Lumia smartphones running Windows 10.

Thanks to the recent release of Windows Phone Internals, users can now install any ROM of their choice on Lumia devices and few of them decided to run full desktop version of Windows 10 in older Lumia phone. Gustave M. and Blaze were both successful in installing Windows RT on Lumia 830 and Lumia 950.

While its’s not the first time we are seeing a Lumia running Windows, this is the first time someone managed to run full Windows 10 in their smartphone outside of Microsoft.

However, it is still too early to predict anything as the current state reveals possibilities in the coming months. With Microsoft rumored to unveil its Surface Phone by the end of the year, we might see more of such demos in the coming months.

Image: Flickr/Kārlis Dambrāns

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