New Action Center in Windows 10 will display Android notifications on PC


Microsoft is bringing important updates to Windows 10 Action Center for notifications and settings. The update will bring all your Android phone notifications directly to Windows 10 PCs.

The feature will be using the Cortana app for Android which is already available in order to send the notifications to your desktop. Microsoft had explained at the Build 2016 session that it would create a new notification center in the cloud that would be responsible for receiving notifications from Android devices and then pushing them to Windows 10 PCs. A user can manually dismiss the notifications once it lands on the desktop. This will in turn automatically dismiss the notification on the Android phone.

This functionality will work for Windows 10 Mobile devices too. At present, it is not known if the feature is coming to iPhone although, the Cortana app is available on the iOS. However, iOS has more restrictions and the Cortana app will not get an access that is required to interact with notifications and respond to messages. It is expected that the new Action Center will arrive alongside the Anniversary Update launching this summer for Windows 10 PCs and phone.


Author: Sneha Bokil

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