Microsoft has revealed plans to bring Android phone notifications to the desktop. The new feature, which was demoed last week at Build 2016, will rely on the Cortana app, and allow users to view, dismiss and in some cases even respond to Android notifications, such as missed calls and messages, directly from a Windows 10 computer.
Interested iPhone users will be disappointed to learn that iOS devices will not be getting the same treatment anytime soon, as Apple’s software tends to be a lot more restricted.
The new capabilities are expected to be introduced when the Windows 10 Anniversary update lands later this summer. Although no official release date has been announced, one would assume that the software update will arrive on July 29th, exactly a year after Windows 10 came out. [The Verge]
This post originally appeared on Gizmodo UK, which is gobbling up the news in a different timezone.
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