Windows 10 was able to run Android apps, no need to install an emulator app. Earlier this month, Microsoft launched an attractive feature for the Your Phone app that is the ability to run Android apps on Windows 10 computers. This feature will stream Android apps to your computer via the Your Phone app. The Android app opens in a standalone window and can be pinned to the Taskbar as a desktop app.
After a period of testing, Microsoft has officially launched the ability to run Android apps on all Windows 10 computer models. It will take a few days for this feature to be available on all Windows 10 computers globally.
Currently, this feature still has some limitations such as only supporting certain Samsung smartphones and opening only one Android app. However, Microsoft promises that it will update Your Phone soon to let you have multiple apps open at the same time. It is expected that by the end of this year, the Galaxy Note 20 will be the first smartphone to support opening multiple Android apps on Windows 10 through Your Phone.
Some conditions you need to meet to be able to open Android apps on Windows 10 through Your Phone:
- Computers must be running Windows 10 with the October 2018 update installed or later. Recommended to run the latest Windows 10.
- Install Your Phone to the latest version
- Android smartphones running Android 9.0 or higher and supporting the Link to Windows feature
- Computers and Android smartphones must be connected to the same WiFi network
List of Android smartphone models that support opening Android apps on Windows 10 through Your Phone up to now:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9
- Samsung Galaxy S9+
- Samsung Galaxy Note10
- Samsung Galaxy Note10+
- Samsung Galaxy Note10 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 XCover Pro
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
Windows 10 beta is updated with Android apps
Microsoft has just updated a new build for the beta version of Windows 10 . In this build, users participating in the Windows Insider program can run Android apps alongside Windows apps on Windows 10 computers.
To do this, Microsoft has upgraded the Your Phone app to Windows 10. Once synced with an Android smartphone, Your Phone allows users to access a list of Android apps on their smartphones and run them on Windows 10. in a separate window.
According to Microsoft, users can multitask with Your Phone, for example using Alt + Tab to switch between Android apps and Windows 10 apps. Plus, you can even pin apps. Android to the taskbar or Start menu of Windows 10.
This new update of Your Phone helps you remove Android apps from searching and mirroring when you need to run them on Windows 10. Now you just need to sync your Android smartphone with Windows 10 then click on apps. Favorites have been pinned to boot.
Another noteworthy point is that the new Your Phone allows you to run multiple Android apps side by side on Windows 10. However, it will not be until the end of this year that this feature will be updated to the Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra just released. by Samsung. Microsoft also said it is working with Samsung and others to bring this feature to more devices.
Microsoft also warns that during this period some Android apps will not work properly with the new Your Phone feature. Accordingly, some applications will display a black screen, some games do not support keyboard / mouse or some applications will play sound via smartphone instead of speakers on the computer …
At the present time, if you want to test new features of Your Phone you must meet two conditions. First, you must have a Samsung smartphone and second, you must join the Windows Insider test program.
Microsoft says it is working on completing new Your Phone features as soon as possible