Running Android apps on Windows is possible thanks to the Your Phone app

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Your Phone apps

In recent years, Microsoft has taken Android seriously. A good example of this is its Your Phone application that basically allows you to control some aspects of your Android smartphone on Windows 10.

A huge step has now been taken by Microsoft in partnership with Samsung. Soon, it will be possible to access the applications you have on your Android smartphone directly on your Windows PC, through the Your Phone app.

Basically, this will be possible by mirroring your smartphone screen on Windows 10. A small window will appear on the computer screen, where you can interact with the application as if you were on the smartphone.

Your Phone apps

All applications installed on your smartphone can be used on the computer. In addition, you can post your favorites on the Windows taskbar so that you have quick access to the ones you use most often.

Microsoft promises true multitasking, even on the computer

For now, you can only run one Android application at a time. The reasons for this are unknown, but it may be related to the limitations of some of the compatible smartphones.

That theory gained more strength after Microsoft announced that Galaxy Note 20 users could, until the end of the year, run several applications simultaneously. We hope that in the future more devices will be able to do the same.

For now, only Samsung devices are compatible

Altogether, there are 35 South Korean devices capable of mirroring Android applications to Windows. Here is the list of compatible models:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9 +
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy A8s
  • Samsung Galaxy A30s
  • Samsung Galaxy A31
  • Samsung Galaxy A40
  • Samsung Galaxy A41
  • Samsung Galaxy A50
  • Samsung Galaxy A50s
  • Samsung Galaxy A51
  • Samsung Galaxy A60
  • Samsung Galaxy A70
  • Samsung Galaxy A70s
  • Samsung Galaxy A71
  • Samsung Galaxy A71 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy A80
  • Samsung Galaxy A90s
  • Samsung Galaxy A90 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 +
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra

This novelty is still under development, so for now, only Windows Insider members can try it out. Microsoft promises, however, to release this functionality gradually through a server update, so you won’t have to do anything to receive it.

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