Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Microsoft Is Embracing Android As the Mobile Version of Windows

Tom Warren (Hacker News):

The Android app mirroring will be part of Microsoft’s new Your Phone app for Windows 10. This app debuts this week as part of the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, but the app mirroring part won’t likely appear until next year. Microsoft briefly demonstrated how it will work, though; You’ll be able to simply mirror your phone screen straight onto Windows 10 through the Your Phone app, which will have a list of your Android apps. You can tap to access them and have them appear in the remote session of your phone.


Microsoft’s best mobile work is debuting on Android right now, and if you’re a Windows user then Google’s operating system has always felt like the natural companion anyway. As Microsoft can’t replicate a lot of Your Phone functionality on iPhones, Android now feels like the only choice if you want a close mobile connection to a Windows PC.

Previously: Microsoft Suspends Development of Touch-friendly UWP Office Apps.

1 Comment RSS · Twitter

Makes sense to me. Android is open enough and extensible enough to allow you to essentially brand a device with your own services. I say go for it! I like competition within Android.

Leave a Comment