remember when everyone wanted to take your phone And your laptop? Dale is finally throwing in the towel (via) Windows Central,
On a support page, Dell announced that it is shutting down Mobile Connect, the program that syncs your phone’s texts, calls, and notifications with your computer. While Dell is pausing the download for users in the US, Canada and Japan on November 30th, it will no longer be available for use starting January 31st, 2023. For users outside of these three countries, the service is already shutting down, the download has stopped. Total closure on 31st July and 30th November.
Dell Mobile Connect — sometimes called Alienware Mobile Connect — made its debut in 2018 and, naturally, is supposed to work best with Dell laptops from 2018 or later. The program is compatible with both iPhone and Android phones, but it offered more features for Android devices right out of the gate — like screen-mirroring, which arrived in the Mobile Connect app for iPhone in 2020.
Microsoft offers a similar feature on Windows 10 and 11 PCs, called Phone Link (formerly called the Your Phone app). PhoneLink does everything that Mobile Connect does, allowing you to mirror information on your PC, take calls and texts, as well as transfer files. But the main difference is that Phone Link does not support iPhones, while Mobile Connect does.
If you like Mobile Connect, it looks like its capabilities aren’t going away forever. as noted by Windows CentralOf course, Intel actually bought the software behind Dell Mobile Connect in 2021, called Screenovate. Intel has already shown off its plans to sync your PC with your Android, iPhone, and smartwatch at CES 2022, and the ability to roll out to Intel Evo devices is scheduled for later this year.