Never miss a great news story!
Get instant notifications from Economic Times
AllowNot now

You can switch off notifications anytime using browser settings.


Stock Analysis, IPO, Mutual Funds, Bonds & More

You may soon be able to use Android apps on a Windows 10 PC

The new ‘phone screen’ feature will be available for Windows Insiders this week.

Mar 13, 2019, 12.24 PM IST
WASHINGTON D.C. [USA]: Microsoft is running a limited beta of a new screen mirroring feature that allows Android apps to be run directly on a Windows 10 PC.

The new ‘phone screen’ feature will be available for Windows Insiders this week. It requires one to have the latest test builds of Windows 10 and the Your Phone app, as explained on the official Microsoft forum.

The feature works by mirroring a phone screen straight onto Windows 10 and allows one to pick from the list of Android app to run on the PC.


Currently, the feature is only available on select Android phones running Android 7.0 or greater, including the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy S9, and Samsung Galaxy S9+.

The PC also needs to support Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode, for the feature to work. More devices will be added to support the feature.

What's Making News In Tech: SIM-Free Data Service, Android Satellite Phones

of 4
Play Slideshow

Breaking News!

22 Nov, 2018
There’s a lot happening in the gadget space this last quarter, apart from the glut of new product launches. Hitesh Raj Bhagat talks about some of the interesting news items from the world of consumer technology.

Want stories like this in your inbox? Sign up for the daily ET Panache newsletter.

You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Also Read

Nokia leads Google-certified Android phones for enterprises

Google will require all devices to run Android 10 after Jan 31

Android box, OTT Dish TV's strategy to stay afloat

Google gets nod to license Android for Huawei

First-ever OnePlus TV to be an Android device; will come with Google Assistant

Add Your Comments
Commenting feature is disabled in your country/region.
Download The Economic Times Business News App for the Latest News in Business, Sensex, Stock Market Updates & More.

Other useful Links

Follow us on

Download et app

Copyright © 2019 Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. All rights reserved. For reprint rights: Times Syndication Service