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Microsoft Your Phone brings RCS and cross-device copy and paste to Windows if you have the Galaxy S20 or Z Flip


 Microsoft has seemingly held a growing love for the Android platform in recent months, instigating a relationship with Samsung and integrating the company’s Your Phone app into Samsung smartphones. The premise is simple – link your Samsung smartphone to your computer and share notifications, make phone calls, and more between your phone and computer. The app was first launched alongside the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 but later made its way to other devices too. Now there are more exclusive Samsung features for the Galaxy S20 series and the Galaxy Z Flip – cross-device copy and paste, and RCS via Windows.


In the case of cross-device copy and paste as part of the Your Phone app, there’s no word as to whether or not that will always remain a Samsung exclusive, though it’s very likely to be. The support page for cross-device copy-paste is already live and it is available for Samsung Galaxy S20, Samsung Galaxy S20+, Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip devices only. It’s likely to remain a Samsung exclusive for some time, as the clipboard can only be read in Android 10 if the app is the active foreground application.


The Your Phone app integrates with the Galaxy S20 series and Z FlipThe Your Phone app integrates with the Galaxy S20 series and Z Flip


As for RCS, that technology has had somewhat of a rocky history, though carriers are finally beginning to implement it. Through the Your Phone app on the Galaxy S20 series of smartphones, you’ll be able to send RCS messages from your PC through your phone, with no word on there being an exclusivity time period or not. The feature was announced by Roberto Bojorquez on Twitter, a group program manager at Microsoft. You’ll need to use the default Samsung Messages app though, and there’s no word on whether or not this will also be available for the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. You can download the Your Phone app below.




Your Phone Companion - Link to WindowsYour Phone Companion - Link to Windows


Your Phone Companion - Link to WindowsYour Phone Companion - Link to Windows



Price:
Free




Via: Android Police | Via 2: Android Police




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