Microsoft Windows has a new best friend... called Android


After throwing in the towel on mobile Windows, Microsoft has been getting ever-closer to Android, with its Research lab churning out one app after another in the Play Store. This camaraderie just went to 11, as Microsft announced Android app-mirroring for Windows machines.

Called Your Phone, the Windows 10 application is supposed to start with texting or browsing photos from your Android device on your desktop or laptop in the current October update, and full app mirroring should arrive at a later date. 

For the iPhone, Microsoft mentioned one would be able to, say, push web pages from mobile to Windows, but not much else for now. The Windows 10 October update is already available for download, so you can head and try the Your Phone app for yourself.


source: Microsoft

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8 Comments

1. Whitedot

Posts: 868; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

The main question if the app be as fluid as aplle's solution!

2. Atechguy0

Posts: 918; Member since: Aug 03, 2018

I wonder if this has something to do with Googles future Chromebooks, and Chrome tablets, because they will be able to run Windows programs in the near future as well.

5. lyndon420

Posts: 6881; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Microsoft makes a killing off of Android, so they may as well invest in creating apps etc for the platform.

6. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I didn't know you could mirror your iPhone on a Mac... I do know about continuing your work and stuff, but not mirroring

3. shashi1317

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 27, 2015

Not new. Who have use Nokia Ovi Suite. This apps have this functionality since 2008. Ten year before I have use it.

7. JCASS889

Posts: 612; Member since: May 18, 2018

well considering that hasnt been updated since 2014 and does not screen mirror, your argument is moot.

4. gamehead unregistered

Now if we could get animated backgrounds.

8. ahmadkun

Posts: 664; Member since: May 02, 2016

Wallpaper engine on steam .. check it out

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