Today, I bumped into Microsoft's Link to Windows Android application, which supports that it has a call forwarding feature so you can make and answer calls from a Windows computer. A few days ago I was wondering why KDE Connect doesn't have this feature and if I should try to implement it.

Then after a bit of searching, I found this article describing the obstacles Google has added to call recording on Android. So reading that Link to Windows support call forwarding sounded somehow controversial to me.

The reason I am writing this question is to ask for more information about how it works and why this application is allowed on Google Play.

  • Possibly the call forwarding is using Bluetooth HFP 1.5 Hands-Free Profile (as mentioned in this answer). I'm not sure what call recording has anything to do with this though...
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 2, 2022 at 4:57
  • @AndrewT. you are correct. The Play Store description of "Link to Windows" states: “Calls requires a Windows 10 PC with Bluetooth capability”. Sep 2, 2022 at 7:22
  • @AndrewT. Thanks you very much for the information. If you can write an answer about it I will accept it, otherwise I will answer it myself.
    – tur11ng
    Sep 2, 2022 at 10:00
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    @AndrewT. One more clarification, for the calling functionality to work the phone must be in the Bluetooth range not in the Wifi range, right?
    – tur11ng
    Sep 2, 2022 at 10:43
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    Based on the Play Store description mentioned by Irfan, I believe so, because it's using Bluetooth technology.
    – Andrew T.
    Sep 2, 2022 at 10:44


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