Android, Really?

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In Win10's Your Phone app, Android performance was so disappointing.

On Win11, will I be able to download the android apps I use on my phone and access them via an ethernet connection independent on my phone being turned on? Anyone know how it will work?
 

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The My Phone app in Windows 10 is just a way to access your phone from your computer, not a full on emulator. Windows 11 has full blown Android emulation.
 

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The My Phone app in Windows 10 is just a way to access your phone from your computer, not a full on emulator. Windows 11 has full blown Android emulation.
Thx, Mystere. I soooooo hope it works. This will make such a big difference in workflow.
 

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Thx, Mystere. I soooooo hope it works. This will make such a big difference in workflow.
Android apps in the store will be powered by Amazon Play store which will use Intel bridge technology which hasn't; been released to public yet. Though the app store is in the store it is not able to get right now, so it is soon :)
 

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Android apps in the store will be powered by Amazon Play store which will use Intel bridge technology which hasn't; been released to public yet. Though the app store is in the store it is not able to get right now, so it is soon :)
Thanks for the info! Sounds like it's going to be a while then...
 

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Thanks for the info! Sounds like it's going to be a while then...
Well the store is already in the store, so it is should be soon but it will take a while to be tested in the insider program :) Don't worry it wont' take that long. What apps you need it for?
 

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Phone needs to be connected. I would like to have my phone elsewhere in the house but have access to the apps on my desktop
Oh okay, then it is better to wait for this to be fully implemented polished and ready to go :)
 

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I'm confused now. I thought you didn't want to just connect to your phone, but wanted to have a full android on your PC? The thing is, you won't be able to make calls with that (or text) because it's not connected to a radio, and or SIM. You *might* be able to use wi-fi calling/texting but you'd have to do something to make your cell provider think it's the same phone.

So you can either connect to your phone, aka the My Phone app, or you can run a unique emulated android instance.
 

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I'm confused now. I thought you didn't want to just connect to your phone, but wanted to have a full android on your PC? The thing is, you won't be able to make calls with that (or text) because it's not connected to a radio, and or SIM. You *might* be able to use wi-fi calling/texting but you'd have to do something to make your cell provider think it's the same phone.

So you can either connect to your phone, aka the My Phone app, or you can run a unique emulated android instance.
My goal is to not have to turn my phone on, or have it on and connected to my PC in order to use those apps --- as though I'm using my phone.

Currently, for an app like Signal or Telegram, there are desktop versions, so I have no problem.

Are you saying that in Win11, I'd still have to use the Your Phone app to text people as though I'm using my phone, which requires me to have my phone connected to my PC?

And the same with Marco Polo, Venmo, Clubhouse --- none of which have separate desktop versions?
 

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Are you saying that in Win11, I'd still have to use the Your Phone app to text people as though I'm using my phone, which requires me to have my phone connected to my PC?

And the same with Marco Polo, Venmo, Clubhouse --- none of which have separate desktop versions?

In order to text someone, it has to use your SIM card... And that needs a radio, or in some cases wi-fi calling (which is still tied to your SIM). This is why you can't have 2 phones that have the same phone number... essential that's what you're asking for.

Now, yes, it's possible to hack a sim to clone it, but you don't want to do that. And there's no good way to emulate that hacked sim on your pc.

There are other apps that allow remote control of your phone. The My Phone app isn't really remote control, it's more like an API that lets the desktop app do specific functions.

Try some of these: 7 ways to control your Android from a PC

I think the problem here is that you don't really understand how either phones work, or how android emulation works. So you don't really understand why you can't do this or that.
 

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