Your Phone update brings your Android apps on Windows 10

by Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
Claudiu Andone
Windows & Software Expert
Oldtimer in the tech and science press, Claudiu is focused on whatever comes new from Microsoft. His abrupt interest in computers started when he saw the first Home... read more
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  • Not long ago, Your Phone app got the ability to allow users to pair more than one smartphone on the same account.
  • Now, Microsoft rolled out an update for the app that allows you to run your Android apps on Windows 10.
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Your Phone lets you rub Android apps on Windows 10

Microsoft’s Your Phone app has grown a lot in the latest months. After it got the message notifications and photos from your smartphone, it even received the media controls on your Windows 10.

Not long ago, the app got the ability to allow users to pair more than one smartphone on the same account.

Now it’s clear that Microsoft has big plans for Your Phone because with the new Preview Build 20185, it also rolled out an update for the app that also lets you run your Android apps on Windows 10.

What is the new Android app feature about?

Mobile phone and Windows laptop highlighting Your Phone Apps feature.

Basically, the new feature in Your Phone allows you to run the Android apps from your phone alongside your Windows application.

According to the Microsoft announcement, the app will run in a separate window outside of the Your Phone app, and you will even be able to pin that running Android app to your Windows 10 Taskbar or Start menu.

Who can use the new Your Phone feature?

Your Phone Android appsIt’s a huge catch here because right now, the app is limited to Windows 10 insiders. And even if you’re an insider, the new feature is firstly limited to Samsung smartphones.

Microsoft issued a list of compatible smartphones so check that before getting excited and installing the new Preview Update 20185.

If your device doesn’t have a Link to Windows option, you’re not eligible for this feature yet.

However, if you’re the owner of a  Samsung Galaxy Note 20 smartphone, Microsoft promises that later this year you will be able to run multiple apps side by side.

There’s no word yet about this feature being set up for any other phone brands but it would be very nice to see it in the future.

What do you think about the new Your Phone feature? Let us know in the Comments section below.

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