While Microsoft’s Your Phone app has made it easier to integrate Windows with Android devices, most of its best features are exclusive to select Samsung Galaxy phones after the two companies have entered into a partnership. One of the best features of the app is to give users the option to run their Android apps on their Windows computers. It looks like this feature will at least be extended to other devices, or at least other Samsung Galaxy devices that currently don’t have this capability.
Alumia Italia tweeted that the Your Phone Apps feature will soon be available on other Samsung devices. The screenshot they showed included these smartphones: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A8s, Galaxy A30s, Galaxy A31, and Galaxy A40. The Galaxy A52, in particular, previously supported other features of your phone, but not apps. If this rumor is to be believed, it will soon allow you to run apps on a separate window on your Windows 10 devices.
Activation of “Your Phone” applications on unsupported Android devices ✅ pic.twitter.com/nExYKPNcA7
– Aggiornamenti Lumia (@ALumia_Italia) August 1, 2021
What it might not have is the ability to run multiple apps at the same time, as this is something that was only recently available for premium flagship devices. The Your Phone app has several features that depend on the smartphone you actually own. There is Link to Windows which allows you to transfer files between Android phone and Windows device. It seems to be the most basic and a lot of phones currently have it.
The other feature is the phone screens which mirror your smartphone screen to your desktop or laptop so that you can interact with your phone without having to pull out your phone. The Apps feature and these two are mostly exclusive to Samsung devices as they have partnered with Microsoft to have deeper integration exclusive to Galaxy phones. Adding the Apps feature to non-flagship devices would be a nice bonus for Samsung users.
Extension to other Samsung devices may simply be part of the agreement between Microsoft and Samsung. But he can also see the possibility of your phone expanding to other OEMs or at least its more basic features.