Sales of Xiaomi pad 5 they are demonstrating how the tablet market still is vivo and well ... but if there was instead of Android Windows 11? I know, it might seem like a provocation since we are talking about devices with Qualcomm platform instead of Intel X86. But we also know how the chipmaker is working alongside Microsoft to produce SoCs that can support the operating system we have come to know on PCs and notebooks. First with the production of Snap 835 and 850, then with the 7c and 8c series. The advent of the Surface family, then, has shown that Windows can also exist on such devices, although the Intel X86 architecture starts to look dated when compared to the ARM one.
Xiaomi Pad 5 caught while running Windows 11: here it is on video
Qualcomm itself stands preparing its new CPUs compatible with ARM, designed to rival the prodigious Apple Silicon chips head-to-head. And if you consider that Apple has put aside Intel X86, in fact, it seems that the line of the future is dictated for the computer sector. In light of all of this, it's hardly surprising that a tablet like the Xiaomi pad 5 be able to to spin Windows 11 instead of Android 11.
The video published on the Chinese platform Bilibili shows us Xiaomi Pad 5 in action, passing from the authentication screen to the real home. The proof that this is not a fake is when we see the Task Management tab open, where the user shows us the details of the CPU. “Snapdragon SM8150” indicates it Snapdragon 860, thus confirming that it is precisely the Xiaomi Pad 5.
This is certainly not the first time we've seen Windows running on a device it shouldn't be running on. We recently saw Windows 11 aboard Xiaomi MIX 2 e OnePlus 6T, smartphone not too in step with the times in terms of hardware sector. But I could also mention other examples such as Xiaomi Mi 8, Mi 6 and Nokia Lumia 950 and 950 XL, just to name a few.
It is not the first time that we see Windows on board a Xiaomi tablet, moreover in an official capacity. In 2015, one was launched Xiaomi Mi Pad 2 in double version Android 5.1 Lollipop / Windows 10. But if this was possible it was due to the use of an Intel Atom x5 Z8500 Cherry Trail chipset, therefore with X86 architecture. But from here to say that Xiaomi Pad 5 will officially support Windows 11 it passes us and almost certainly it will never happen. What is certain is that seeing such experiments bodes well for a future made up of smartphones, tablets and PCs that are ever closer to each other in terms of software exchange, where only the form factor and size change.
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