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Windows 10 reportedly up and running on a developer's OnePlus 6T

The "OnePlus 6T :( Edition". (Source: Twitter)
The "OnePlus 6T :( Edition". (Source: Twitter)
Remember the Pixel 3 XL that surfaced on Twitter while booting Windows? Well, its owner is back and has turned the same skills on the OnePlus 6T. The phone reportedly booted the OS, then proceeded to successfully run it and start a number of apps, including a game.

Recently, a developer known as NTAuthority posted a series of images that appeared to show Windows 10 booting on a Pixel 3 XL. This apparent project seemed to go no further than to get a blue screen and a command window onto the Android device's screen. Now, however, the same developer may have bounced back with more success in the same vein on a different phone: the OnePlus 6T.

A phone that closely resembled this 2018 flagship was photographed on the same Twitter account, showing what seemed to be a blue screen of death. This image, despite being dubbed the "6T :( Edition" by the developer, suggested that the OS had indeed been ported to the device. As the date of the tweet in question was March 29, 2019, viewers could have been forgiven for thinking this was an April Fool's Day prank. However, more evidence of the apparent port was quickly forthcoming.

NTAuthority proceeded to post videos of the same phone apparently running Windows on 3 subsequent days after April 1. The first showed the phone running the OS' Ink app without a hitch, whereas the second showed it loading a URL on Chromium with what looks like the start bar under it. The third is possibly the most compelling: it portrays the 6T switching to Call of Duty 2: Modern Warfare. The game is apparently playable, albeit with relatively low FPS.

It has been pointed out that using the OnePlus 6T to run Windows 10 on ARM is indeed possible due to the Synaptics drivers associated with the phone's Samsung AMOLED panel. However, NTAuthority has yet to share instructions or insights as to how other users could replicate this for themselves.


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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-04- 9 (Update: 2019-04- 9)