The Windows 11 Insider preview is now available for the people to play with and that means enthusiasts and hackers are already doing weird and wonderful things. You know, how to bring it to Android phones (via Windows Latest). It's not really designed to be used that way, and phones that have been pressed by Microsoft's new operating system don't work very well and can't make calls, but they do run.
And for some, this is reason enough to do so.
Windows 11 is obviously designed for traditional PC platforms, such as desktops and laptops, but it also has its eye on the lucrative tablet market and also supports ARM (Snapdragon) processors and Intel and AMD x86 CPUs. .
It is the support of Snapdragon that has caught the attention of some developers, as this has allowed them to install the operating system on some of the most powerful smartphones in the world, specifically those using Snapdragon 845 and 855 chips There is still a lot of work to be done to get the operating system on these devices, as you need to create custom tools, such as UEFI boot environments that work.
Phones like the OnePlus 6T and Xiaomi Mi 8 have been the test benches "Renegade" project and developers have already managed to boot the operating system on these devices, even though many features don't work and phones can't make any calls either. And, given the functionality of the phone, it’s not really part of the Windows 11 competencies, don’t expect too much in these projects. Congratulations again Xilin Wu and the rest of the Renegade team to get here.
Yes you can (really this time, working natively, not RDP)
… at least for now
See this SoC is armv8.0, not 8.1, does not support atomic instructions 🙃 pic.twitter.com/TReBQlQZRVJune 29, 2021
Meanwhile, another enterprising developer, Gustave Monce, has managed to install the Windows 11 preview on a Windows Phone, that is, the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL. Microsoft suspended its own Windows Phones program in 2017, but here we are running a full installation of Windows 11 in 2021. This phone tin you can also make calls and send and receive messages after the developer has brought the drivers from Windows 10 Mobile.
Windows 11 has paved the way for the Raspberry Pi 4, as well as many desktop and laptop computers. Some computers have stated that they don't support Windows 11 without UEFI / BIOS modifications, but if developers can run it on a phone, it's probably worth dedicating it to a gaming PC.