Microsoft's abandonment of the Windows Phone platform means that we’ll likely never see the true idealisation of that dream. However, while Microsoft refuses to push the idea further, fans have taken it upon themselves to do what Microsoft won't. Enter: Windows 11 Mobile.
Windows 11 on Android
As soon as the Windows 11 development builds started their testing period, fans started to experiment. First, we saw the new operating system running on an old Nokia Lumia 950 XL. However, we now have the OS on specific Android smartphones.
YouTuber edi194 released a video that showed Windows 11 running on a OnePlus 6T. It's the full operating system with all the benefits of the new touch-focused design working flawlessly on a 6-inch phone. Unfortunately, the phone can’t be used as a phone; the OnePlus 6T can't make calls on the OS.
Using it for gaming
Surprisingly, Windows 11 runs so well that hackers stuck as edi194 are playing PC games natively on their three-year-old smartphones. For example, Edi used the Windows 11 port to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Mafia 2, Prototype, Dead Space and more.
Edi and other hackers are working on a list of compatible video games. While some games such as Forza Horizon 4 don't run on the device, others surprisingly do. The simulation vehicle game BeamNG runs decently on the phone at 20fps. Osu, a popular rhythm game, runs at 120fps.
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But can it run Crysis?
Actually, yes, as crazy as that sounds. At a mix of medium and low settings, the original version of Crysis runs at between 15-20fps. Perhaps this number could be higher on the recently released Crysis Remastered, a game that properly utilises multi-core processors.
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