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Run Android apps on Windows 10 with new screen mirroring feature

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Microsoft is testing a new feature that allows Android users to mirror their phone screens directly to a Windows 10 PC. The phone screen feature is expected to be rolled out in the latest test builds of Windows 10 this week and it will come with an app for the Android phone.

How Microsoft Phone Feature Works

The phone screen mirroring feature was demonstrated at the Microsoft Surface event in October 2018. The feature works by mirroring a phone screen straight onto a Windows 10 PC and provides a list of your Android apps. You can tap to access them and have them appear in the remote session of your phone that’s mirrored to your PC.

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For the feature to work efficiently, Microsoft will allow Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode a requirement for PCs, as this is how the Your Phone app communicates and mirrors Android to Windows 10 PCs.

Phones Getting The Phone Screen Feature

Microsoft Surface

Microsoft is making the mirroring feature available on Samsung’s Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, and S9 Plus for testing purposes before its rolled out fully but Microsoft Surface Go is the first Surface machine to support the beta test. The tech giant says it plans to expand the list of phone and PC devices over time.

Screen mirroring is an intelligent way to bring mobile apps to the PC and for Microsoft to embrace Android. Similar efforts have been seen with Bluestacks and Dell’s Mobile Connect software brings Android apps to the PC.

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