The Windows 10 Build 18908 preview version is optimized for the Your Phone app. The full update log is as follows:
Your Phone app - introducing more new features
In this preview we have introduced a number of new features for the Your Phone app, and users are welcome to feedback after testing.
Your Phone screen - accessibility features, keyboard language and layout, and newMobile phonemodel
Microsoft has introduced two new accessibility features - screen reading and focus tracking, as well as the ability to easily switch input language or layout on Android phone screens.
● Screen reading
For TalkBack users, you can now enable the accessibility of Your Phone Companion, which can be found in the phone's auxiliary settings, providing a smoother cross-device reading. Once the TalkBack and Your Phone Companion ancillary services are enabled, the Narrator feature is enabled on the PC to describe the user's selection and content and operations on the phone screen, and can be interoperated using the PC's keyboard and mouse. .
● Focus tracking
Now users can interact with the Android phone app under a preferred magnifying glass. Focus tracking will seamlessly follow the keyboard focus and mouse cursor input position.
To enable the "Focus Tracking" accessibility feature, users must enable the Your Phone Companion app on the PC side and enable the TalkBack feature on the Android phone side. Once these services are enabled, you can use the shortcut to open the magnifying glass on the PC side: the Windows button and the "+" button or open from the Windows menu.
● Input method language and layout
You will see a new icon on the phone screen toolbar. Selecting this icon will take you to the phone settings page, which will then let you change the input language or layout. This setting is limited to the physical keyboard, so this only applies to the input on the Android phone through the keyboard of the PC, which has no effect on the virtual input language or configuration of the mobile phone. If you want to use a different language or want to switch keyboard layouts, try it.
Phone Screen now supports more Samsung models
Supported mobile phone whitelists continue to increase, now supports Samsung Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8 +. As time goes by, we will continue to expand the list of devices.
Phone Screen requirements:
● Some Android phones running Android 7.0 or higher
◎ Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, S10 +, S9, S9 +, S8, S8 +
◎ Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8
◎ Samsung Galaxy A8, A8 +
◎ OnePlus 6,6T
● Windows 10 PC with low power Bluetooth protocol
● Windows 10 Build 18338 and higher
● Android phone must be powered on, and Bluetooth enabled, you need to connect to the same network as the PC.
New SMS function
● Send and receive MMS information
Users can now send and receive images, GIF animations including Giphy directly from the Your Phone app.
● Unread message indication
◎ Navigation Pane -- A visual indicator on the Messages node indicating that you have unread messages
◎ PC taskbar - A visual indicator on the "Your Phone" application icon on the PC taskbar, indicating that you have unread messages
◎ Unread conversation - visual indicator in a thread with unread messages
◎ Contact Image - Your mobile app will now sync the contact thumbnails of all contacts with profile pictures so you can easily identify who you are communicating with.
◎ Online Reply - You can quickly respond to SMS messages from Toast notifications without having to open the Your Phone app.
◎ Emoji selector - you can choose to smile, people, food, etc. You can easily add Emoji
Your Phone can be synced with mobile traffic
This is a highly anticipated feature. Now users can move traffic data to sync photos, messages and notifications, while Android phones don't necessarily need to be connected to a WiFi network.
● Enable "Sync via mobile data" in your Your Phone Companion app settings
● You will see a reminder of “Connected to your PC” when enabled.
More vivid new icon
Both Your Phone and Your Phone Companion have new icons enabled to align them with other Windows family apps. Your Phone Companion is already online on the phone, and the Your Phone icon will log in to the Windows PC in the next few days.