Feature complete 'Your Phone' demoed

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Fellow Brit Zac Bowden has been demoing things again - and with a supported phone and an Insider status he's in a good position to demo Microsoft's Your Phone PC integration system. An interesting approach that I covered in somewhat vestigial form here, a few months ago. But Zac now has more working, so I thought you'd be interested in his video walkthrough.

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Over and above my own look, I was interested to see the Office integration (i.e. drag and drop from Photos), plus of course being able to interact with the phone UI 'live', and making and receiving phone calls, all from the PC application.

Impressive though all the above is, note that the 'Phone Screen' feature only supports a handful of devices at the moment:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e
  • Samsung Galaxy A30s
  • Samsung Galaxy A50s
  • Samsung Galaxy A90”

Note also that the making and taking calls is a beta feature, only available to 'Windows Insiders'. Oh well. I'm sure things will widen out in 2020 - I'd have thought that supporting Google Pixels would be a priority for Microsoft, whatever agreements they have in place with Samsung!

You can grab Your Phone in the Store here if you want (and are able) to try it out.

Source / Credit: YouTube