One of the Windows 10’s greatest utilities is its Your Phone
app. Earlier this year, Microsoft pushed out an update to the
Your Phone app with support for much-anticipated feature –
Android apps streaming.
This ‘streaming’ isn’t just about mirroring your mobile’s
screen to desktop, but it actually allows you to run Android
apps with access to Windows APIs, which enables native-like
experience. Back in August, Microsoft promised that it will
also allow users to run multiple mobile apps at the same time
Windows 10 users who are running Android apps are now getting
the ability to run multiple apps simultaneously.
This means you can soon open multiple instances of Android
apps, such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Telegram, Messages, Calls,
etc, and access these apps at the same time.
Currently, only Insiders with supported Samsung devices are
receiving the update in the Release Preview, Beta, and Dev
Microsoft previously noted that the feature works across a
large range of existing Samsung phones and supported phone must
be running Android 9.0 with “Link to Windows” feature.
It’s also worth noting that you’ll be able to pin all apps to
the Start Menu or taskbar and click on the links to launch the
apps in their own window without having to open the Your Phone
Support for non-Samsung phones could still arrive next year
when OEMs are ready to collaborate with Microsoft and deploy
custom drivers in their firmware. It’s also believed that
Microsoft is looking for others way to expand the availability
of Android apps to include more devices, such as Surface Duo.
Microsoft’s long-term intention is to enable seamless
multitasking experience between phone and PC apps. The tech
giant is currently testing
another update that will improve the experience of Your Phone
app with support for Startup programs and the ability to
empty your mobile storage.