Microsoft Pushes for Android Apps on Windows 10 with New PC Notifications

Microsoft has abandoned Project Astoria, an effort that the company was supposed to use in order to bring Android apps on Windows 10, but it turns out that it found another way to accomplish this goal.

A recent update made in the latest Windows 10 preview build allows PC users to request Android developers to bring apps the Windows Store with the press of a button. Here is how it works.

Windows 10 now allows users to synchronize Android and PC phone notifications, so whenever you receive a new notification on your Android phone, it also shows up on your PC to give you easier control while you work. This is possible with help from personal assistant Cortana, which is also available on Android, so it needs to be enabled on both PCs and phones with the same Microsoft account.

Phone notifications on PC

Starting with this latest Windows 10 build, whenever Android phones receive a notification from an app that does not exist on Windows, the PC notifica… (read more)

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Juniya Sankara

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