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A Pixel 3 XL owner claims to have ported Windows to the device

Is this Pixel 3 XL really on Windows? (Source: Twitter)
Is this Pixel 3 XL really on Windows? (Source: Twitter)
The Twitter account @NTAuthority has posted a video in which a Pixel 3 XL appears to boot into Windows. The OS' logo shows up at the start of this process, which is followed by not much more than a blue screen with what appears to be a command window. Should the claim prove true, it appears that Windows can run on yet another device not intended to do so.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The current drive to port Windows to as many things as possible in your spare time continues. A Twitter user called @NTAuthority has alleged that their Pixel 3 XL device is capable of booting into this OS. This claim was made in a video post with the caption: "I bet you've never seen this before. Well, probably have. It's Windows. On a Pixel 3 XL. Because why not? Everything runs Windows nowadays".

The video appears to show the classic Windows start-up image, along with what looks like a request to press buttons for various boot options. It ends by showing the Pixel's screen on a plain blue 'wallpaper', on which a possible command video is shown. 

However, apparently, this is as far as the port goes: the same window is not playing very nicely with the Pixel 3 XL's sizeable notch. Perhaps this video should indeed surprise nobody: the past weeks have also seen a report that Windows had also been persuaded to boot on a Nintendo Switch. Perhaps this will help with Microsoft's onetime goal of a billion installs for its OS after all.

Some more shots of the "new Windows port". Source: Twitter
Some more shots of the "new Windows port". Source: Twitter

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-03-11 (Update: 2019-03-12)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.