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 was the most installed free program on Android, beating out Facebook Messenger, TikTok, and WhatsApp.
It’s unclear how many devices installed Your Phone Companion, but they’re probably quite a lot. As soon as official figures are revealed, we’ll let you know.
This is a great example of Microsoft giving users exactly what they want. 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 my life much easier since it was revealed. It enhances productivity. Have you downloaded Your Phone Companion on Android? Do you use it? Let us know.
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