Microsoft’s Your Phone app now permits for the opening of a number of Android apps in your Windows 10 desktop, as an alternative of only one software – when you have a supported Samsung handset, that’s.
As it’s possible you’ll recall, this characteristic was implemented in testing back in November 2020, after official assist for working 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 checklist of supported Samsung handsets might be discovered here, and keep in mind you could even be working Home windows 10 Might 2020 Replace or higher relating 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 have to be on the identical Wi-Fi community for any Your Cellphone shenanigans.
Operating Android apps in your Home windows 10 desktop is a nifty characteristic certainly, and utilizing multiple concurrently is an extra boon, though many individuals are nonetheless sad that this can be a Samsung-only characteristic relating to telephones.
From what we heard from Microsoft on the finish of final 12 months, that state of affairs received’t change anytime within the close to future, however it may do ultimately. Getting it to work just isn’t a trivial endeavor by any means, however Microsoft has stated it’s exploring new methods to deliver Your Cellphone options to different handsets apart from Samsung fashions, so we will hold our fingers crossed.
In the meantime, the Your Cellphone app lately had one other characteristic added, albeit simply in testing, particularly the power to examine your cellphone’s sign power and Wi-Fi power, in addition to battery degree, at a look on the desktop. For the time being, this characteristic has solely rolled out to a restricted set of testers, although.