The latest insider build of Windows 10 lets you link an Android smartphone to a PC

27 July 2017
During the Microsoft Build presentation, it was revealed that the company is working on a "smart" way to connect a smartphone and computer on Windows 10. The new insider version of the OS took the first step in this direction in the form of cross-browser syncing, which allows web pages to be sent from a smartphone to the big screen. Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16251 includes a new setting called "Phone," which will allow users to tether their Android smartphone to a computer. Only "androids" are supported at the moment, but support for iOS is likely to be expected in the future.Once both devices are linked, users can transfer web pages from one to the other via the standard web browser sharing feature. To do this, both devices need to be logged into a Microsoft account, since synchronization takes place via the cloud. In this case, the user can transfer a web page from the smartphone and open it on the computer immediately, or save it for later. Synchronization of Windows 10 with Android will undoubtedly please many users of both operating systems. Microsoft has already taken the first step, so now we just have to wait for the addition of new features and functions.