The Your Phone software in the latest Insiders build of Windows 10 makes it possible to run Android apps from a paired Samsung smartphone in a separate window. Later it will be possible to run multiple apps simultaneously from the Galaxy Note 20.
With Microsoft’s Your Phone application it was already possible to mirror the screen of a smartphone on a Windows 10 PC and thus use Android applications on a computer, but that happened within the Your Phone software. With the new one Windows 10-build 20185, which is available to Insiders, apps from a linked smartphone are opened in a separate window.
It is therefore possible to attach apps to the taskbar, such as with Windows software. There are still some limitations; for example, the audio from apps is played over the phone and not through the PC. Also, not all apps support it casten to another screen. Apps that don’t support that will display a black window. To use the feature, the phone and PC must be on the same Wi-Fi network.
Later this year it will be possible to open multiple Android apps simultaneously in your own windows via the Your Phone link. That will first work with the Galaxy Note 20, but Microsoft is working with Samsung to make that possible with more devices.
For now, the functionality only works with Samsung smartphones with Android 9 or newer. Microsoft calls a list of phones that are compatible with, in addition to high-end models, recent midrange phones from the Galaxy A series. Whether the functionality will also be available for Android phones from other brands is not yet known.