Microsoft has presented a new application in its conference Build 2018: ‘Your Phone’, which allows mirroring the screen of our Android or iOS smartphone and controlling it with the mouse and keyboard of our Windows 10 PC.
The tool allows access to text messages, photos and notifications that we have on our mobile from Windows 10: answering those messages or dragging photos from one device to another will be much easier from now on with this tool.
Another form of convergence
Dell engineers already showed a similar solution earlier this year with Mobile Connect, and now that capability will be available to all Windows 10 users.
At the moment the tool will start being available for Windows Insiders this week, and thanks to its help, this option will end up being part of the next big update of Windows 10 that will arrive in the fall.
This new option could pose a fantastic solution that emerges as an alternative to the convergence plans that Windows 10 proposed in its beginnings.
This is reminiscent of Apple’s approach with Handoff and Continuity, but unlike what happens with that option, here we will have similar options but with heterogeneous platforms, outside the closed universe of Apple.