Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme Phones Gain Phone Link Feature with Windows – Here’s the Catch!
Thanks to the exciting addition of Phone Link and Link to Windows support, users of competing smartphones are about to experience enhanced connectivity with PCs and laptops running Microsoft’s latest operating systems, Windows 11 and Windows 10. This remarkable development was announced by Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme at the recently concluded 2023 Oppo Developers Conference. With this support, these popular smartphone brands aim to streamline the seamless integration between their devices and Windows-powered computers. However, to take advantage of these ingenious features, users will need to ensure their compatible phones are updated to the most recent versions of ColorOS for Oppo, OxygenOS for OnePlus, and Realme UI for Realme. With this exciting update, users can expect their smartphones to function harmoniously alongside their Microsoft Windows devices, fostering an even more productive and fluid user experience.
Previously, Microsoft’s Phone Link app was limited to Surface-powered devices, Samsung, and Honor phones. However, an update has recently been released, as reported by WindowsLatest, expanding the app’s compatibility to include four new entries: the Oppo Find series, OnePlus series, and Realme series. This update is significant as it broadens the range of devices that can benefit from the features offered by Phone Link.
The Link to Windows documentation has also been updated to reflect this expansion in compatibility. While many Samsung and Honor smartphones are included in various sections, the support page does not list specific models. Additionally, the RCS messaging section includes several Samsung devices but does not include the three Chinese OEM models.
According to Microsoft’s support page, the Oppo Find series, OnePlus series, and Realme series will now be able to enjoy support for Phone Link, Link to Windows, Phone screen (which allows for remote displaying of the phone screen), and Apps (which enables users to mirror smartphone apps). Samsung phone users, on the other hand, will benefit from convenient features such as quickly sharing files, viewing images from their camera roll, syncing their clipboard, and answering texts without needing to pick up their phone.
Owners of Oppo, OnePlus, and Realme smartphones will need to wait for a software upgrade that incorporates Phone Link support, much like Samsung phone users had to. For OnePlus and Realme phone owners, this update will be included in OxygenOS 14 and realme UI 5, respectively, as they were announced alongside ColorOS 14. As for Oppo Find and Oppos Reno series owners, they can expect to receive the update when it is released. This expansion in compatibility demonstrates Microsoft’s commitment to delivering a seamless and convenient experience across a wider range of devices.