You can now test Microsoft’s “Your Phone” tool to connect your Android device to Windows 10
As technology has progressed, we’ve watched as things have become easier and easier to connect and work together. With the rise of smartphones, a demand grew for wanting to share content to desktops, laptops, tablets, and more. A result of this demand is why the Chromecast has been so successful for Google. Connecting Android to Windows devices has always been a challenge, and that allowed for applications like Pushbullet and Join to garner millions of downloads. Microsoft’s solution to this feature is a tool they have dubbed “Your Phone,” and you can now test it on devices that are running the latest build of Windows 10.
This is something that Microsoft could have solved a decade ago when smartphones began trending to what they are today. However, they were a bit unorganized at that time and once they figured out a plan the company wanted to use the feature as a selling point for Windows Phones. As we all know, the whole Windows Phone project didn’t turn out to be all that it was built up to be. Since its demise, we have watched as Microsoft has begun focusing a lot of their attention on the Android and iOS platforms.
We first heard about Microsoft’s technology to connect smartphones to Windows 10 devices just a few months ago. The company included support for this application in their Windows 10 Insiders builds last month, but now the Your Phone app is available to all Windows 10 users. Windows 10 users will have to be on the April 2018 build or later for it to work. As of right now it only supports Android. Features at this time are limited as well with it only allowing you to drag and drop photos from a smartphone to the PC.
Microsoft has announced they will be expanding the feature set of Your Phone to also include support for text message sync and notification mirroring in the future. They have also said the program will support iOS in the future as well, but details about this support have been very sparse right now.
Via: The Verge Source: Microsoft Store