The new phone companion app works as a central location to help users to download various apps, such as OneDrive, Skype, Outlook, Office, and Xbox Music, and Cortana to either an Android phone, iPhone, or Windows Phone. Microsoft seems to be using the new Phone Companion as new way to promote its apps and services already available across platforms, and it’s aimed to new customers buying a new PC or upgrading to Windows 10, who aren’t aware of the extra features they can take advantage, even though they don’t necessary use a Windows Phone.

A version of this new companion app will arrive “in a few weeks” for those Windows Insiders running the latest preview of Windows 10. This is a strategy that could actually work as Microsoft still planning to offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users later this summer, as such we’re expecting millions of PCs running Windows 10 in short period of time. Source Microsoft All content on this site is provided with no warranties, express or implied. Use any information at your own risk. Always backup of your device and files before making any changes. Privacy policy info.