Microsoft first revealed its plans to carry Android and iPhone phones nearer to Home windows 10earlier this 12 months, and now the corporate is letting public testers play with the brand new options. In a brand new Windows 10 preview (build 16251) launched in the present day, Android customers will be capable of taking a look at a brand new “Microsoft Apps” utility that hyperlinks a phone to a PC. Microsoft hasn’t revealed when iPhone customers will be capable of taking a look at comparable performance, so it’s Android just for now.
Windows 10 Insider Preview users in “Fast ring” to get started can go to Settings > Phone and link your phone, after installing the new build on the PC. After adding the Android phone to be linked, users will receive an SMS from Microsoft directing to install a test app called Microsoft Apps for Android that completes the link between the phone and PC.
Fortunately, that is not the one addition within the preview. Cortana now exhibits sure internet search outcomes with out prompting you to launch an exterior internet browser, and you may inform the assistant to restart, log off and even flip off your PC. In Home windows 10 Mobile, you can too swap to a portrait view when you’re utilizing the PC-like Continuum mode. Quick ring releases like these aren’t for the faint-hearted (anticipate bugs), however, it’s clear that is extra than simply bug fixes.