Phone Link, a free Microsoft application that connects your PC to your Android cell phone, should soon receive an upgrade in its features. According to images posted by a Twitter account, Microsoft is testing a tool for the application to transmit audio from the cell phone. In addition to the novelty, the app would also be developing a browsing history sharing feature.
Apparently, Microsoft has even spent efforts to improve Phone Link (formerly Your Phone). The application, which allows you to synchronize contacts, notifications and messages between an Android device and Windows, had already gained a new look, having both its name and its design changed in April.
Now, however, with the possible arrival of the new audio feature, the app gives the company the chance to position itself more firmly against Apple – which already has this capability between the Mac and the iPhone, thanks to AirPlay.
Discovered by a Twitter account that released an image of the resource, the implementation of the function has not yet been confirmed by Microsoft. But, if completed, it promises to be a hand in the wheel for users, allowing them not only to see, but also to hear everything that is shared from their mobile device.
One problem, however, can make all this practicality difficult: many of the Phone Link tools are still restricted to Samsung, Microsoft Surface Duo and Honor devices. Which, in the case of audio transmission, should greatly limit the target audience.
Shared browsing history
Aggiornamenti Lumia, the account that released the print about Microsoft’s audio tool, also revealed another important discovery about the company.
According to the profile, Microsoft is also working so that Phone Link can share the browsing history between the computer and the Android cell phone. A feature that would unfortunately be limited to Samsung devices.
In the mockup shown by the account, you can see a dialog box that would synchronize the smartphone and Microsoft Edge navigation links, according to the device being used at the time.
It is worth remembering, however, that thanks to a recently released extensionthe user can now synchronize the favorites of Samsung’s native browser with Google Chrome on the computer.