Microsoft cooks up way to run Windows 10 on Android devices

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Use the home button to return to the connection center from the command bar. Be sure to check out the FAQ if you have any questions. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. That inclusion of Android phones is a trend that's very apparent in many of Microsoft's efforts. Want to delete the connection? As far as the notification settings are concerned, your phone is an app and has the same settings as any other app. It's easier to do on your PC than on a phone, so it's a good idea to do it in advance.

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Windows 10 is slated to launch this summer in countries and languages. A free upgrade for anyone using Windows 7 or Windows 8. Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Don't show this again. Microsoft has a way to replace Android with Windows Windows 10 settings you should change right now.

Microsoft cooks up way to run Windows 10 on Android devices Sign in to comment Be respectful, keep it clean and stay on topic. The Apple Watch Series 4 gets smart about heart rate. You won't have to cancel Groove. You can still get the Xbox app. And your Outlook mail and calendars are safe. Better yet, Microsoft has a single app to help you find and download all of its other apps. While you may want to limit your Google involvement, if you're moving to an Android phone it's a good idea to sync your contacts to your Google Account.

That way, it's all easier to manage, and if you ever need to go back to Windows or over to an iPhone , it'll be simple to work with them. The easiest way to do this is to go into Outlook on the web and export your entire contacts database as a CSV file. All your Outlook contacts will be saved in a single file that you can import to your Google Account. This is another good reason to setup your Google Account before you get your new phone, because you'll be able to just sign in and your contacts will be there.

Any new contacts you add to your Android phone can be synced with all of your existing contacts in one place on your Google Account. So even if you're not using Gmail, it's worth doing. Cortana can't do quite as much on Android as on Windows, but it's still pretty useful for more than just replacing the Google Assistant. On Android, you can use Cortana to sync notifications to your PC, which is handy to have on any platform.

But because you're signed in with your Microsoft Account anyway, everything you already set up from Windows will be there, too. We also happen to think that Cortana has a better personality than Google Assistant — and a better name! Download Cortana from the Google Play Store. All the folks at Windows Central still love you even if you're going over to using an Android phone.

Windows Central is committed to providing all the Microsoft content you want, and we've got an app in the Google Play Store so you can keep tabs from your new phone. The experience is a little different, but the great content is the same.

You'll also want to keep checking out our sibling site Android Central and its Android app. Then you'll always have the best of both worlds. These are some basic tips to help get started on an easy, Microsoft-filled life on Android. If you recently made the switch, help out your fellow readers by sharing your own tips and tricks in the comments below. Updated December 22, We've refreshed this guide to make sure you're getting the best help if you're transitioning away from Windows phones to Android this holiday season.

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