Earlier this August, Microsoft released an update to its Your Phone app, allowing Windows 10 users to run Android applications alongside Windows applications on their personal computers.
And now, the update and feature is available for some Samsung phones, namely: the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S20. There is a promise from Microsoft to support more Android phones soon, but it did not specify if these devices are from Samsung or from other companies.
The new ability is based on the mirroring feature that the Your Phone app already provides, as users can access a list of Android apps in the app and run it via a PC. These apps will run in a separate window outside the Your Phone app.
The new Your Phone application also allows Windows 10 users to support multitasking with other Windows applications by supporting clicking the alt + tab keys, and it also allows installing those applications in the Windows 10 taskbar or the Start menu. The ability to run apps directly from the Your Phone app means that users can now pin Android apps to the taskbar and run them as if they were normal Windows apps.
It is believed that a large part of this new Your Phone app experience means the ability to run several Android apps together.
Not all Android apps will run smoothly with the new Your Phone feature. And alert Microsoft indicated that some applications may not support working on other screens, resulting in a black screen instead. Some apps and games will also not respond to your keyboard or mouse.
Separately, Announced Microsoft today that it will gradually stop supporting the web browser (Internet Explorer 11) Internet Explorer and the Legacy Edge browser on Microsoft 365 during the next year.