Microsoft’s Your Phone app now permits for the opening of a number of Android apps in your Windows 10 desktop, as a substitute of only one software – when you have a supported Samsung handset, that’s.
As you could recall, this characteristic was implemented in testing back in November 2020, after official help for operating a single Android app arrived in September. Nonetheless, a number of apps at the moment are formally supported, when you have sure fashions of newer Samsung telephones.
The complete listing of supported Samsung handsets will be discovered here, and keep in mind you will need to even be operating Home windows 10 Might 2020 Replace or higher with regards to your PC. You’ll additionally want Your Cellphone app model 1.20102.132.
Moreover, to run a number of apps, Android 11.0 is required in your (supported Samsung) cellphone, in addition to the Hyperlink to Home windows app (model 1.20102.133.0). Lastly, you’ll want Hyperlink to Home windows Service app model 2.1.05.2 or higher (from the Galaxy Retailer), as MS Power User makes clear. Oh, and naturally sufficient, your PC and cellphone must be on the identical Wi-Fi community for any Your Cellphone shenanigans.
Working Android apps in your Home windows 10 desktop is a nifty characteristic certainly, and utilizing multiple concurrently is an additional boon, though many individuals are nonetheless sad that this can be a Samsung-only characteristic with regards to telephones.
From what we heard from Microsoft on the finish of final yr, that state of affairs gained’t change anytime within the close to future, however it would possibly do finally. Getting it to work isn’t a trivial endeavor by any means, however Microsoft has mentioned it’s exploring new methods to deliver Your Cellphone options to different handsets moreover Samsung fashions, so we are able to hold our fingers crossed.
In the meantime, the Your Cellphone app lately had one other characteristic added, albeit simply in testing, specifically the flexibility to examine your cellphone’s sign power and Wi-Fi power, in addition to battery stage, at a look on the desktop. For the time being, this characteristic has solely rolled out to a restricted set of testers, although.