One of the main features of Windows 10 are the apps, mobile applications or appearance that part of the operating system. Microsoft wants them to form a unified operating system, where tablets, smartphones and computers are used as similar as possible and are connected together to easily share content.
One of the applications included in the default installation of Windows 10 is Complement phone, inspired by iTunes application that Microsoft wants to connect its operating system with different smartphones running iOS, Android or Windows Phone.
To run this application must seek " Complement phone " in the search Cortana or the start menu and open the application that appears to us. You should not have it installed you can download for free from the Windows Store.
Once opened we will see a similar to the next window.
The first thing to do is choose the type of smartphone you want to connect either a Windows Phone as an Android or iOS. In our case we will connect a Nexus 4, so select Android.
The Windows program itself will charge us the information needed to run the Android system and connect it to your computer.
At this point we can highlight two options:
Wired mode, or manual
As we have always done, you can connect your Android to PC cable.
Automatically at the bottom of the window we will see a new box where we summarize the storage device appears, the battery and the two different options we have to manually copy files from mobile phone to PC and vice versa.
From here we will open the application simply "Photos" to import multimedia content or Windows Explorer to open it in mass storage mode and manually copy all the files you want.
Wireless mode, or automatic
This mode to connect the device to your computer is based on the cloud and allows to use the Internet to copy files through Microsoft platforms, including PC and mobile.
We can see the list of applications we have available. Android there are some that can not be installed (Cortana and the Music app), although we can use other like Office, OneDrive, Skype, Outlook and OneNote.
All we have to do in this option is to click on each of the applications you want to install (OneDrive, for example) and follow the simple wizard that appears to us in the program. This wizard is summarized in log in OneDrive Android application with the same user account that Windows for that way files can be synchronized smoothly.
The process is very similar to MS Office suite and other applications. We download the application on Android, we began our session with Outlook account and ready. Now all files and documents are kept synchronized between your PC and mobile phone.
As we can see, the "Plug-phone" application of Windows 10 is a tool inspired by iTunes for iOS devices but rather lacking in options and functions. However, we must bear in mind that this is the first version of this application and will gradually improve, both wired and wireless synchronization based on cloud.