Microsoft is officially back in the Android hardware business with the Surface Duo launch and while we have some concerns with this first-gen Surface Duo, we are thoroughly impressed with the company’s software and integration with Windows 10. Even if you are opting to skip Microsoft’s pricey foldable, you can still benefit from its awesome software and Android integrations by adding Windows 10 to your PC and a fantastically inexpensive way to do that is with the VIP-scdkey End of Summer Sale.
For just $15.04 you can score a key for Windows 10 Pro by using our exclusive code “skpha” at checkout. Even if you already have a copy of Windows 10 you should check out the sale as there are a number of other deals to be had including copies of Microsoft Office 2016 or 2019.
Here’s a look at some of the best deals on Microsoft software available today:
- Windows 10 Pro OEM – $15.04
- Office 2016 Pro – $47.17
- Office 2019 Pro – $47.60
- Windows 10 Pro OEM+ Office 2016 Pro Plus - $57.09
- Windows 10 PRO OEM+ Office 2019 Pro Plus – $55.75
And if you check out some of the other awesome deals on VIP-scdkey including games and other software remember to use our exclusive code “skpha” during checkout to save that extra 15% on any of their amazing deals.
If you haven’t used Windows 10 in the last year or two you definitely should give it another chance as the operating system has taken serious strides just like Microsoft’s Android apps. Earlier this year we reviewed the Lenovo Yoga C940 and after over a decade as a macOS user our reviewer has now fully converted to Windows 10 due to the tight integration with Android compared to what is available on Apple laptops.
Your Phone Companion
The key to Android integration on Windows 10 is the Your Phone Companion app available on Google Play to enjoy all of the best integrations between Windows 10 and Android. We just recently took a look at how to stream Android apps to Windows 10, which is available to most modern Samsung smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra, or Galaxy Z Flip to name a few.
While that advanced feature is limited to Samsung users, anyone running Android 9 or later will be able to take advantage of the numerous other features of Your Phone Companion like music playback controls, texting, phone calls, and photo sharing. Windows Insiders can even pair multiple smartphones or tablets to a single Windows 10 PC, which should be coming to the public build of Windows 10 soon as well.
So what exactly can you do with your Android phone from Windows 10? Regardless of which phone you use you will get full control of your music playback on the device along with the ability to make and receive calls and text messages. All of this remote control of your Android phone through Windows 10 makes it easy to leave it on the wireless charger or plugged into a fast charger to get it topped up throughout the day.
If any of that sounds interesting then check out the VIP-scdkey End of Summer Sale and if you are already covered on the Windows 10 front then check out some of the other amazing deals on games and software and don’t forget to use our code “skpha” to score that extra 15% off.