Microsoft starts testing Android screen mirroring on Windows 10

New Windows patch might make some games perform worse

To deal with the inevitable botched installs before you start angry-tweeting, Microsoft's added a new capability to Windows 10 that makes it automatically uninstall any update that's preceded a failed startup. Now Windows will go a step further to help users out of an update pickle. The connection between the PC and phone is over Bluetooth with Low Energy Peripheral mode, which is now a requirement.

The new feature is available with version 1.0.20701.0 or newer of the Your Phone app. You can find the support document published by Microsoft yesterday here, as spotted by tech site Windows Latest. Either way, this does mean that phone screen mirroring for Your Phone and Android is just around the corner, and we'll have a hands-on video showcasing the feature in action as soon as possible.

According to its official page, update KB4489899 fixes an issue that may degrade graphics and mouse performance with desktop gaming when playing certain games, such as Destiny 2, after installing KB4482887. Finally, you'll need a compatible Android device to start testing the feature, and the list only includes select Samsung flagship phones: Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S9, and S9 Plus.

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Of course, Windows Updates should be fixing problems, not creating them, which is probably why Microsoft has very quietly rolled out this feature. So, instead of picking up for phone and interrupting your workflow to check Snapchat or WhatsApp, you can now do it all through an app directly on your device.

Microsoft is releasing a new build of Windows 10 19H1 to Insiders in the Fast Ring today.

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