If you have ever wanted to make use of smartphone applications like WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, among others in your computer this could be your chance, … not in the same way as an emulator but to really use our smartphone as if it has been converted into a computer. This method is not very popular because of the operating system with which it can only be done (Windows Phone). Other methods consist of making use of emulators or as mentioned previously in some of our tutorials; using the mouse and keyboard to control our smartphone with the Android operating system.
Nokia Lumia and Microsoft
Many manufacturers do not emphasize exactly everything that your smartphone or device can do, however you will always find a way to enjoy it but when a company like Microsoft highlights above all else two Nokia products that are capable of being a computer; the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, then we should realize that we can get the most out of it. These two products have incredible features and they have something that stands out above others and it is what make it capable of being used as a computer, if you have one of these devices you should take full advantage of this feature.
Continuum is available for Windows 10
This is the feature that the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 X devices are capable of running. You need a portable device called Display Dock but it is necessary to connect it to your smartphone for it to function as a PC. The best thing is that you can use a mouse, keyboard, a monitor and your Lumia to create a working environment with the Windows Phone, it also works with applications similar to Microsoft Office.
Microsoft Display Dock (Wired Connection)
This is the device that you need in order to be able to use the connection via USB cable, it is as simple as connecting the Display Dock to the smartphone and then to the PC or monitor. It is very simple, just connect it and you will be able to view a Windows 10 desktop on the monitor that is connected to the PC, then you can proceed to use whatever tool you want from your smartphone.
Miracast (Connection via Bluetooth)
ScreenBeam mini 2 can also be an alternative if you want to connect wirelessly, this part favors you so much more if you want to view content in case you do not have the Display Dock or you simply want to make the connection through wireless mode which is more comfortable, in the same way just as with the connection via Display you can use Continuum and enjoy a Windows 10 environment.
Easy, simple and powerful
As we have realized it is very easy to use Continuum in our Lumias device, however if you encounter complications, it must be because you’ve done something wrong. The process is quite simple; Connect via Display Dock or wireless, verify connection and then you can access any tool with your mouse, keyboard and monitor.