This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Microsoft announced on August 21 that a new feature called Your Phone app for Windows 10, unveiled at the same time as the Galaxy Note 20, is now available to the public.
The new feature allows apps on Android smartphones to be launched and operated from Windows 10 through the Your Phone app. A separate window will appear with smartphone sync, allowing you to control the apps for your smartphone in a separate window while checking your messages in the Your Phone app.
You can also pin your favorite apps to the Windows taskbar and launch them directly. There's no need to launch Your Phone app.
However, only one app can be launched at a time. You can't launch multiple smartphone apps to line up your screen. It is only mirroring the screen of your smartphone, and the apps themselves are running on your smartphone. This is an image of screen sharing that was previously available with a combination of the Your Phone app and some Galaxy series, but now opens in a separate window.
This new feature is also only available for some Galaxy series; it requires a PC running Windows 10 October 2018 Update or later and the latest Your Phone app, and the smartphone and PC must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network It is.
It seems quite convenient to be able to use apps that are only available for smartphones from a PC without having to reach for your smartphone every time. We're hoping that this will be rolled out to other smartphones in the future.
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