It's hard to let go of the things you love, and in the case of Windows on phones, for some it's harder than others. Many of us have already moved on, many are still actively using and enjoying their Lumia, Elite x3 or Alcatel Idol 4S.
In the case of our latest forums discussion, what if the mobile part of Windows was open sourced?
Let's be clear: This is basically an impossibility. Windows 10 Mobile is built on the same platform as Windows on the PC, and there is a ton of code in there that Microsoft wouldn't ever send to the open source community. It isn't like Android, where AOSP is just the basic bits and the Android you see on a phone is built on top.
Windows is entirely proprietary and beyond the unlikely nature, you'd also need someone to do something with it. No phone manufacturers have shown much interest to this point and it's a little tough to imagine a fan in their basement making serious strides forward.
Nevertheless, one can dream. If you share the dream, think it's utterly absurd or anywhere in between, hit the forums thread below and join the conversation.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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