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Galaxy Note 20 series can run mobile apps on PCs via Link to Windows

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Last updated: August 6th, 2020 at 14:20 UTC+02:00

The good news regarding Samsung, Microsoft, and their quest for seamless connectivity continues. Aside from benefiting from integration with Project xCloud and seamless syncing between Samsung Notes, Reminders, OneNote, Outlook and more, Galaxy Note 20 owners will soon be able to run their mobile apps on Windows 10 PCs through Link to Windows and Microsoft's Your Phone.

Link to Windows debuted on the Galaxy Note 10 series and has allowed Windows 10 PC users to sync phone notifications with their computers, mirror content, and transfer files. This integration with Windows 10 PCs is now becoming more meaningful as Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra owners will be able to run mobile apps from their phones on their PCs through Link to Windows and Microsoft's Your Phone app for Windows 10.

Mobile apps will launch in a separate window on PCs and users will have options to pin an Android app to the Windows 10 taskbar or Start menu.

Available for a single app at a time until later this year

According to Microsoft, the functionality is limited to running a single mobile app at a time. For example, if you launch your Samsung Members app, which will run in its own window, you won't be able to open a second app until you close Samsung Members. This, however, is only temporary.

Microsoft claims it will add the option to run multiple apps simultaneously later this year. This will obviously be of great use for Galaxy Note 20 owners with multitasking and productivity in mind.

The company hasn't revealed any details on whether or not this new functionality will be made available to other Galaxy devices, but that's probably something Samsung will confirm at a later date. We'll keep you posted.


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