android on windows

Many people are already familiar and even using Android Emulators on Microsoft Windows PCs and one of the most popular Windows Emulators is Bluestack but this is about to change.

windowsdroidMicrosoft might have stopped support for its own mobile OS but that doesn’t mean the they are no longer interested in the smartphones and tablets industry. The software giant has for a very long time been behind several popular mobile apps for iPhone and Android, and even sells some select Android handsets in its physical stores. In the nearest future, Microsoft Windows 10 users will also be able to run Android apps on right their laptops and desktops, as Microsoft has started testing the Your Phone feature which is an attemt to bring fuse the desktop and mobile seamlessly.

According to The Verge, Microsoft’s most update for the Your Phone Windows 10 app adds support for mirroring Android devices (phones and tablets) on a PC. The feature will be available to Windows Insiders (an exclusive group with access to test new windows releases before anyone else), assuming your devices qualify for it and you are an insider. You’ll need to update to the latest Windows 10 beta version on your laptop or desktop, and the Your Phone app must be installed.

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You’ll also need a computer that can support Bluetooth L.E, which will be mandatory for future PC models. Without it, you won’t be able to connect your Android device to the Windows 10 machine. For the start, only a few select Android Smartphones support this feature and the list only includes Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, and S9 Plus. Even the latest Samsung Galaxy S10 series can’t be used for now, although Microsoft plans on expanding the list of supported devices pretty soon.

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Once everything’s enabled and connected, you’ll be able to mirror your Android device on the Windows 10 PC and use apps from the phone directly on the PC. No one knows for now when the feature will bbe available for main windows release but there is hope of it coming very soon after being well tested by the insiders, and sorry you may not be able to get to test if you are not an insider already.

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