Dell announces that the two services Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect will be discontinued. The apps will no longer be available for download as early as the end of July, and the discontinuation is then scheduled for the end of November 2022.
Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect facing discontinuation
Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect software will be discontinued and no longer available for download. You can continue to use the programs until the regional discontinuation date.
In this country, the app can no longer be downloaded after July 31 and can no longer be used after November 30, but in the U.S., Canada and Japan, support won’t end until January 31, 2023.
Dell Mobile Connect is software introduced in January 2018 that is available on all Bluetooth-enabled Inspiron, Vostro, G-Series, Alienware and Consumer XPS devices running Windows 10 or later. This software requires the Dell Mobile Connect or Alienware Mobile Connect Companion app to create a wireless PC smartphone integration. The app allows you to remotely interact with your cell phone from your computer to answer text messages, make and receive phone calls, and more.
The manufacturer doesn’t reveal why the apps and services are being discontinued. However, they recommend uninstalling Dell Mobile Connect or Alienware Mobile Connect from your Dell computer and mobile device by the regional discontinuation date.
Alternatives from Microsoft and Intel
“This frees up storage space and ensures an optimal device experience,” writes Dell. Also from the cell phone the particular app should be removed nevertheless please until the setting.
Microsoft offers Phone Link a very similar app for Windows operating systems, but unlike Dell’s software, it only works with Android smartphones. Meanwhile, Intel is working on its own app that will bring iOS on board as well as Android devices.
This was already introduced in January 2022 and offers a very similar range of functions. Interestingly, Screenovate is the developer responsible for the Intel app, who were also responsible for Dell Mobile Connect and Alienware Mobile Connect and were bought by Intel last year.