When Samsung announced its new Galaxy Note 10, it sent the phone with a special and exclusive "Link to Windows" functionality. Users were able to perform the same tasks as with the "Your Phone" application but without the need for Bluetooth or a separate download. There were indications that the experience could reach other Galaxy phones, but recently, Microsoft program manager Vishnu Nath confirmed these rumors. to alignment S10 #Galaxy ! #Samaung #Microsoft https://t.co/dj7npsGnPL[19659004-24—VishnuNath📱💻📲⌨️(@VishnuNath) September 28, 2019
The "Link to Windows functionality "will come as part of a software update for Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 + and S10 5G. Unfortunately, it is not clear when the update will arrive in the United States, but Samsung says it has already launched in selected European markets on September 23.
Naturally, there is curiosity if the "Link to Windows" function can also come to older Galaxy phones, including the Note 9 or Galaxy S8, but Vishnu Nath confirms that there is still nothing to announce. Instead, he assured users that Microsoft is working to bring the function to more devices soon. It would also appear that there are some limits in technology, as Nath said in the next tweet.
Requires access to the device that a "normal application" cannot provide. We also go through an important co-engineering and validation with Samsung to guarantee a quality experience.
– Vishnu Nath 📱💻📲⌨️ (@VishnuNath) September 28, 2019
In addition to the "Link to Windows" functionality, this software update also brings the Samsung DeX experience to PC on the Galaxy S10 Users can start Samsung DeX on their PC or Mac simply by connecting their Galaxy S10 to their computer using a USB cable.
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