Intel introduces Unison, an application that lets Intel Evo-certified Windows laptops work with Android and iOS phones. The software allows users, among other things, to record telephone conversations on their laptop and to transfer files and photos.
Intel Unison lets users connect an Android or iOS device to their laptop via WiFi or Bluetooth. Users can then use the linked laptop to make phone calls, among other things, without using the phone. Unison also allows users to receive text messages and phone notifications on their laptop. It is also possible to transfer photos and files between the laptop and phone, the company reports.
Intel writes that Unison will be rolled out to “a select number” of Intel Evo laptops with an Alder Lake processor later this year, including from Acer, HP and Lenovo. The software will also come to Evo laptops with a Raptor Lake CPU early next year, the company says. Intel does not yet seem to have plans to bring the software to non-Evo laptops or PCs. Microsoft has a similar Your Phone app for Windows systems, although that app does not work in combination with iOS devices.