Like many of you I’m an Android/ Windows guy, I’m all Android on my phone and tablets and mostly Windows, with a little Chromebook, for my PCs and laptops. For those of us in this Android/Windows camp there’s some very exciting news coming out of Redmond, you can now run Android apps off your phone on your PC, again, sort of.
OK, lets run through the caveats, this is only for Windows insiders running the latest 1803 build or newer, your PC needs to support Bluetooth Low Energy Peripheral Mode and you have to using one of the following devices from Samsung, Galaxy S8, S8+, S9 and S9+. At present the Surface Go is the only Surface device that supports it.
In addition you won’t actually be running the app on your Windows machine, using the Microsoft ‘Your Phone’ app you’ll technically be sharing your screen with the PC but you will be able to interact through the Windows machine. Reports suggest that you will be able to use the device almost fully through the stream including opening apps and services on the phone.
It’s still early days for the technology but it’s a very exciting step forward, I’d love to be able to be using me computer and have my phone appear as a window over to the side, especially for messaging etc.
If you meet all of the requirements above then grab the app below and give it a go.