Windows 10 Insider Build 16251 links Android phone and PC
A new option in settings lets you link your non-Windows phone
With build 16251 for Insiders in the Fast Ring Microsoft enables linking your phone to your PC, allowing you to start browsing the web on the phone and continue it on the PC. The feature initially works only with Android phones, providing you’ve installed an app from the PlayStore called ‘Microsoft Apps’. The app completes the link between Android and the Windows PC.
You have to sign in with the Microsoft account, the same as that used on your PC. Then, if you share a webpage from the Android browser, you will see a new icon called ‘Continue on PC’. Tap on it and select ‘Continue Now’ or ‘Continue Later’. Tapping on ‘Now’ will automatically load the page in Microsoft Edge on the PC, while selecting ‘Later’ will invoke a Notification to click on it whenever you want.
The ability to link phones to PC will extend to iOS very soon, but there is no word on Windows 10 Mobile yet, neither we hear anything about Microsoft’s plans for Mobile except that ‘there may be some surprises soon’.
In addition, Windows 10 PC build 16251 enables the ability to use voice commands to turn-off, restart, lock or sign-out of Windows. Among the minor improvements are those with the input and the boot up processes, with Microsoft Edge, and PC gaming.
Here is the full changelog for build 16251.