Windows 10 users with select Samsung phones can now use an expanded form of Microsoft's Your Phone
Your Phone in Windows 10 is a recently-introduced app intended to allow users who also have Android phone to mirror their screens on their PCs for purposes such as calls and messages. You would be forgiven, then, for thinking it might also allow several mobile apps to render simultaneously on the larger display. However, this has not been the case for the Microsoft service's history.
The Redmond giant's principal program manager, Analy Otero Diaz, recently announced a new and improved version of Your Phone in which this limitation has been lifted. The new form of the Windows/Android syncing interface had initially only been available in an Insider Preview, but has been rolling out gradually to the stable updates since. Unfortunately, however, it is not compatible with all Android devices as yet.
Thus far, the new feature is only available to a pool of Samsung devices. They include the flagship S20 and Note 20 series, as well as their S10 and Note 10 predecessors (Lite variants and all). The OEM's premium flexible devices (the Galaxy Fold, Z Flips and Z Fold2) are also able to use this new multi-app Your Phone variant, as are most 2019 and 2020 Galaxy A-series devices, ranging from the A30s to the newer A71 5G.
This exclusivity might result from the ever-deepening partnership between Samsung and Microsoft. Ironically, the development has been questioned by some who feel the latter's own new flagship Android device, the Surface Duo, has been forgotten in this update.