Yes, Phone Calling in Windows 10 is Coming to Non-Samsung Handsets

Posted on September 8, 2019 by Paul Thurrott in Android, Mobile, Windows 10 with 31 Comments

Credit: Ajith

One of the bigger surprises at Samsung’s Note 10 launch was that Microsoft’s Your Phone app would support phone calling on Samsung handsets. It was unclear at the time whether this feature would be exclusive to Samsung devices, but now it appears that we can confirm that it will not.

“Your Phone app with Calls & dialer support, I can confirm it is working,” an India-based Twitter user named Ajith tweeted yesterday. Accompanying his tweet are screenshots of the functionality, which is tied to a Realme 3 Pro handset.

Based on the shots, it appears that Microsoft will add a new Calls entry to the list of options in the Your Phone navigation bar. Other options include Photos, Photos (new) (which is itself interesting), Messages, Notifications, and Phone screen. That latter option is currently in preview, and it only works with select Android handsets.

If history is any guide, we can expect to see Calls appear in preview form in Your Phone soon, perhaps originally in Windows 10 version 20H1 Insider builds. But it should spread quickly if not immediately to other Windows 10 versions as well.

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