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    Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    The OS wasn't too hard to shoehorn onto the Raspberry Pi 4 either.
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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    So do we think that Windows 11 is actually a coming together of many other strains of Windows and will now be much more in tune with ARM CPU's as well as x86 stuff..
    Perhaps now we will start to see Windows Phone make a comeback..

    In fact, what would be good is if someone could get this loaded onto the original Surface RT as I've always thought MS missed a trick there by not releasing the loader on it.

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    I saw this yesterday and thought - Hmm - I'd like to try Windows 11 on a phone. A windows phone device can't be that expensive now. Turns out a 950xl is £150+ still. Colour me surprised (just like when I saw how much a Windows RT devices goes for).
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    Windows 11 is Skynet.

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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    I saw this yesterday and thought - Hmm - I'd like to try Windows 11 on a phone. A windows phone device can't be that expensive now. Turns out a 950xl is £150+ still. Colour me surprised (just like when I saw how much a Windows RT devices goes for).
    I've seeing them as Class A refurbed/upcycled for around 90-150, was sorely tempted to try it out. I mean, from the vid it doesn't altogether look too bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Windows 11 is Skynet.
    We should get Genesis to release a song about it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ik9000 View Post
    We should get Genesis to release a song about it...
    One thing is definitely clear - Microsoft didn't build Skynet. Can you imagine updates being pushed out to terminators and arnie's leg falling off?

    "Don't worry, they'll pause the roll out and patch it".

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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    I used to have a 950XL, absolutely loved it.

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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    While I wouldn't expect the current windows 11 to be put on a phone (it's too heavy and bloated), I could see a variation of it down the line after they've cut the bloat, the 'centreed start menu' is very 'mobile device' imo.

    Win 11 has got apps sorted due to android integration via the amazon store and it's got a UI that will work on mobile after a few minor tweaks.

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    That's awesome, I still have a working Lumia 920 sitting around somewhere, this could definitely turn it into something semi-useful again if they can get it working on that as well!

    Not sure what I'd do with it, but I can do something with it!

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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    While I wouldn't expect the current windows 11 to be put on a phone (it's too heavy and bloated), I could see a variation of it down the line after they've cut the bloat, the 'centreed start menu' is very 'mobile device' imo.

    Win 11 has got apps sorted due to android integration via the amazon store and it's got a UI that will work on mobile after a few minor tweaks.
    Sounds like Microsoft could maybe be making an in road back into the Mobile market?

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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    Quote Originally Posted by philehidiot View Post
    Windows 11 is Skynet.
    And Android and iOS is not?

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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    Well, I'm wondering if I can get it to work on my old HP X3, the king of Windows Phones. I "upgraded" to an Android phone a while back due to needing to use some apps that just don't exist on Windows Mobile. So I suppose watch this space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tabbykatze View Post
    I've seeing them as Class A refurbed/upcycled for around 90-150, was sorely tempted to try it out. I mean, from the vid it doesn't altogether look too bad.
    Fair enough. I had just done a quick ebay thinking they would be 'throw away' priced by now. Even £90 is too high for a few minutes fun!
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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    Fair enough. I had just done a quick ebay thinking they would be 'throw away' priced by now. Even £90 is too high for a few minutes fun!
    Tbh, if Microsoft is going to be pursuing Windows Phone coming back to being a thing, I would sorely be considering it. Going to wait till people like Linus Tech Tips or L1Techs properly try it out because it's likely something they'll take a poke at.

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    Re: Windows 11 shown running on the Microsoft Lumia 950 XL

    i loved those old 950xl phones. would this run on any newish mobile then or just old windows mobiles?

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