With the help of the right third-party software, you can
already run your favourite Android apps on your Windows
computer using the custom-designed interface.
Microsoft understands that are a lot of valid reasons why
someone would want to run Android apps on their Windows 10
computers. At Samsung’s Unpacked event, Microsoft announced
that the Your Phone app will finally allow users to run Android
apps within Windows 10 itself.
Your Phone app will be updated with a new page called ‘apps’
and it will show you a list of all the apps that are installed
on your phone. It would be free to use, and you can easily run
apps using their default-designed interface.
When you launch an app, it would open in a separate window and
you can also pin the Android apps to your taskbar or Start menu
for quick access. The integration will make things like
checking out your social media feed, shopping lists, cabs
services, and conference calls easier.
It also means that you don’t have to take your phone out of
your pocket when you need to access your Android apps such as
WhatsApp or Instagram on your PC.
It’s worth noting that the apps won’t be installed in Windows
10 – instead, the integration uses Microsoft’s unnamed
technology to stream apps from your phone to the desktop, which
means all your app data, settings and login status will be
synced and present on your desktop.
Microsoft says it will add support to run multiple Android apps
side by side on Windows 10 in November 2020. In addition, Your
Phone app will sync notes across Samsung Notes app, OneNote and
At the moment, it seems like the feature will be limited to
Samsung’s two high-end handsets, but support for other hardware
including Surface Duo should be added later.