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Microsoft's app mirroring will allow using Android apps on Windows 10 PC

03 October 2018 2

Microsoft's 2018 Surface event was primarily about hardware announcements where we saw the unveiling of Surface Pro 6, Surface Laptop 2, Surface Studio 2, and Surface wireless headphones. But it did make a few software related announcements including the Windows 10 October 2018 update and the arrival of the new Your Phone app.

This new Your Phone app from Microsoft is basically a companion app to help users take control of their smartphone apps and other tasks directly from a Windows 10 PC or laptop. One of the biggest features of this new app is phone mirroring which will allow users to cast their Android phone's display on a Windows 10 PC.

It means whatever you will be doing and will be visible on your Android device's display, it will also become visible and accessible from your PC/laptop running Windows 10. Once it happens, you will be able to interact with the same using the input methods available on your particular PC/laptop like keyboard, mouse, and touchpad.

It is currently said to be limited to the default Android messaging and photos app. The support for full screencasting will be arriving in the future but there is no specific timeline as of now. It is also worth noting that if you have an iOS device, this app is bound to offer limited functionality because of the restrictions imposed by Apple.

The new Your Phone app will become available via the Windows 10 October 2018 update. If you are interested in making use of the same, make sure to download and install the latest Windows 10 update as soon as possible.


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