Windows 10 Desktops Will Soon Be Able to Talk to Mobiles
Bohs Hansen / 3 years ago
Microsoft wants to provide a complete and unified infrastructure with Windows 10 and the newest feature in this area is being tested with internal builds at the moment. The new feature is naturally for Cortana and just that feature will soon be able to send texts from your desktop and notify you the same place about missed calls on your mobile phone.
The feature is currently neither available in published nor insider builds, so you don’t need to go searching for it yet. The guys from WinBeta got a chance to play around with the latest internal build of Windows 10 and that is how we’re able to show you a video of it in action. Build 10565 for desktops includes an option to alert you when you miss a phone call as well as let you send a reply text message back; all voice controlled.
This is a really cool feature and I am sure that it is one that will make a difference for Windows 10 users, at least once it has been rolled out and polished. In the test, it took 11 minutes for the desktop to notify the tester about the missed call.
We all have so many gadgets in our homes, but none of them work together on their own. We can sync content between them, but that’s about as far as it goes. With a feature like this and Windows’ vision of a unified system, a smarter setup is on the way. Why should I pick up my phone to use it, if it’s all connected? For example, imagine you put on your headset and just ask Cortana to call someone and it will do so via your mobile phone. That and many other tasks could become a lot easier once devices start to talk to each other.