Previously, this Your Phone feature was only offered to members of the Windows 10 Insiders Test Program
Microsoft has launched a very useful innovation in the Windows 10 operating system for smartphone users. In the Your Phone app, the “Android app on PC” function is working.
Previously, this Your Phone feature was only offered to members of the Windows 10 Insiders test program, and now Microsoft has made it available to regular Windows 10 users not participating in beta testing. This was announced by Microsoft Senior Program Manager Aneli Otero Diaz (Analy Otero Diaz) on her Twitter page.
Improved integration of Android smartphones with Windows 10 was announced about two weeks ago at Korean Samsung’s Unpacked event. The new function opens access to work with mobile applications directly on the PC. You can “launch” Android applications from your smartphone through Your Phone in a separate window on your PC, pin them to the taskbar and to the Start menu – just like ordinary computer programs.
At the moment, the function does not work with all smartphones in a row, but with a rather long list of Samsung models with Android 9.0 Pie and the Link to Windows application. Also, so far, only one application is supported. However, by the end of the year it is planned to implement the ability to work with several Android applications on the computer screen.
For PCs, the OS version is required starting with Windows 10 October 2018 Update or newer. However, it is recommended to install the latest versions of Windows 10, Your Phone, and Link to Windows. Also, the smartphone and PC must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.