Windows 10 Testers Can Now Answer Android Phone Calls and Text Messages

An anonymous reader quotes VentureBeat:

At Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked 2019 in August and the Surface hardware event last week, Microsoft talked about Windows 10’s Your Phone app getting a new “Calls” feature. Today, the company is letting Windows Insiders start testing an early preview of Android calling on Windows 10.

Having given up on Windows Phone, Microsoft has increasingly poured more resources into Android as its mobile platform of choice. The company offers plenty of Android apps and features, including some that it can’t match on Apple’s more restricted iOS platform. Last week, Microsoft even unveiled the dual-screen Surface Neo Android phone, coming in holiday 2020.

Your Phone is part of Microsoft’s “Continue on PC” functionality, which lets you send a task from your Android or iOS device to Windows 10. The app’s main purpose is to let you access your phone’s content — like text messages, photos, and notifications — right on your PC. The feature first arrived with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update in October 2017, and Microsoft has been broadening it ever since. Calling support means you no longer have to grab your Android phone to answer a call when you’re at your computer. You can interact with the call using your PC’s speakers, microphone, and screen.

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