What you need to know
- Your Phone Companion allows you to link your Android device to Windows 10.
- Microsoft's recently released Your Phone Companion on the Google Play Store.
- Right now, it's the recently most installed free app on the platform.
- Your Phone Companion has surpassed 10 million downloads according to Google.
Microsoft is having a great time when it comes to Android. Recently, we reported that Microsoft Excel recently hit 1 billion installs on the platform, following Microsoft Word and OneDrive. The company has been going all-in on Android for years, and that has begun to show in terms of install numbers.
Recently, Microsoft launched "Your Phone Companion" on the Google Play Store. As the name suggests, it allows you to connect your Android device to Windows 10 and access a number of convenient features. Today, Partner Director Vishnu Nath tweeted that Your Phone Companion has topped the Android charts, beating out Facebook Messenger, TikTok, and WhatsApp.
#1 App on Google Play!!! Woohooo!! Thank you all. I never thought we would see Link to "Windows" top on Android 😊 👏 👏👌👍🙏 #YourPhone #YourPhoneCompanion #LinkToWindows #GooglePlay pic.twitter.com/yWA97a2rVA#1 App on Google Play!!! Woohooo!! Thank you all. I never thought we would see Link to "Windows" top on Android 😊 👏 👏👌👍🙏 #YourPhone #YourPhoneCompanion #LinkToWindows #GooglePlay pic.twitter.com/yWA97a2rVA— Vishnu Nath 📓📝🗒️ 🚀 (@VishnuNath) October 25, 2019October 25, 2019
According to the Google Play Store listing, Your Phone Companion has surpassed 10 million downloads. While this doesn't make Microsoft's app the most installed of all time across the platform, it shows recent traction for the service.
Since Microsoft has expanded its offerings outside of its own platforms, the app's recent success shows the benefits of meeting user demands. The fact that it's at the top of the most installed list proves that the strategy works. The ability to link your Android phone to Windows 10 is an important feature, and has made cross-platform productivity much easier since it was revealed. Have you downloaded Your Phone Companion on Android? Do you use it? Let us know.
Updated October 28, 2019: Updated with firm install numbers, via the Google Play Store.
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