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News hardware & software 09 October 2019, 14:56

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Windows 10 Will Enable Android Users to Make Phone Calls From Their PC

With the latest update for Windows 10 Insider Preview, we've learned that our phone will allow us to answer and make phone calls with Android-based smartphones.

Windows 10 will soon allow voice calls to Android-based smartphones

Microsoft has released a new Windows 10 compilation in Insider Preview. With this provisionary update, Your Phone app has been enhanced with the ability to answer and make voice calls. As a result, it will enable us to:

  1. answer incoming calls;
  2. make voice calls using the contact list or manual dialing of a telephone number;
  3. reject incoming calls with the option to send a text message or redirect to voicemail;
  4. view the call history;
  5. switch freely between PC and smartphone during a conversation.

Microsoft has been developing the Windows 10 operating system for a long time with connecting to Android devices in mind. Previously, you could synchronize photos on your computer, receive and send SMS and MMS, and for several months now also display notifications. The addition of phone call options in the Your Phone app is its natural development, but also no surprise, because Microsoft announced this feature already during the Samsung Unpacked event in August this year.

So far, the update is available only for Windows 10 beta testers with at least 19H2 compilation and 18362.356 version installed. Other users will have to be patient. Microsoft will want to fine-tune app in this regard before making the update available to the public. You will need a device with Android 7 Nougat or later and a computer with updated Windows 10 that supports Bluetooth connectivity to use the new feature.

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