Later this week Microsoft are going to open up testing of its Android screen-mirroring feature for Windows 10. With the latest version of the Your Phone app for Android and the latest build of Windows 10 you will be able to mirror your phone’s screen in Windows 10. For the feature to work you will need a PC that supports Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode and initially the testing will be restricted to Microsoft’s Surface Go.
The supports phones are limited to the Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, S9 and S9+. Microsoft say they are going to expand the list of supported devices over time. I hope that they can get the Pixel 2 added to the list soon so I can give it a test.
The idea behind the feature is that your phone can stay in your pocket or bag and you can stay productive in Windows 10.
More details on Microsoft’s Answers post.
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