A month back, an interesting rumour regarding the upcoming Mi Pad cropped up. It claimed that the next tab from Xiaomi will not be an Android one, but a Windows. The move sounded pretty strange then.
Nevertheless China publication Mobile Dad today blankly denied the previous leak by saying that the upcoming Mi Pad 2 won't at all be a Windows device. Instead the tablet will be able to Dual Boot between Android and Windows as per user requirements. Impressive stuff! But will this Xiaomi tablet at all make it to the market if the rumour turns out to be true? Chances are 50/50.
Just in case the rumours turns out to be true, Xiaomi can launch the Mi Pad 2 in China without much hassle. In fact a few other small manufacturers have pulled off this feat before in the country. But when it comes to international markets, Xiaomi is likely to land up in a tiff between two OS manufacturers - Microsoft & Google!
When launched the Mi Pad 2 won't be the first company trying to pull of this stunt in the international market. Rather Asus Transformer Book Duet and the Micromax Canvas LapTab were the first two devices sporting this dual boot. Despite unveiling these devices, both the company failed to bring them to the market, since Microsoft and Google weren't happy regarding the proceeding. But that was last year and now it's 2015, so it's quite possible that Microsoft and Google might think otherwise this time round.
Nevertheless the report further add that the Mi Pad will come with a 9.7-inch QHD display (2560 x 1440) along with an unnamed latest gen Intel processor under the hood. Additionally it sports either a 3GB or 4GB of RAM and a 13MP main camera.
We are expecting to receive more words on the device in the coming few weeks.