According to Microsoft, support for Android apps on Windows 11 will be publicly launched in a number of countries, increasing the total to 21. Despite only being available in Japan and the US earlier, Windows 11 finally made it possible to handle Android apps in February.
Microsoft claims that on September 27, it started marketing Android apps to users in the UK and Europe. Users in these regions can now use Windows Update to update their WSA. In order for WSA to function at first, users had to switch their region to either the US or Japan, and only these two regions had access to the Amazon Appstore.
The Amazon app has a tonne of apps.
The few Android apps that are now accessible for download through the Microsoft Store will be more widely usable thanks to this improvement. According to Microsoft, the computer must have a solid-state drive (SSD), at least 8GB of RAM (16GB is advised), an Intel core i3 8th Gen processor, and the Virtual Machine Platform setting turned on.
Essential requirements for installing an app
The user’s computer must be capable of running Windows 11. If a consumer has any doubts about a device’s performance, Microsoft has an application that can confirm it for them. Additionally, Windows 11 can use AMD or Qualcomm CPUs inside the enclosing system. If these conditions are satisfied, a person will be qualified for a free update to Windows 11.
To get the beta version with the Android app preview, users must first register for the Windows Insider programme and choose to subscribe to either the Dev Channel or the Beta Channel. Once everything is prepared, go to Settings > Window Update to make sure Windows has been updated.
Can customers get Google Play Store apps with this plan?
The only way for Windows 11 to obtain Android apps is from the Amazon Appstore, it is important to note. You cannot install Android apps from the Google Play Store.
This limitation might not bring about the end of the world, but you might come across Android apps that are incompatible with Windows 11 tablets. For instance, the bulk of Google’s first-party programmes, such as Google Maps, Google Photos, and Google Drive, have Windows apps even if many of them aren’t made available through the Amazon Appstore.
Microsoft spent some time working on this.
On September 27, the company announced that it had begun distributing Android apps on the Windows platform in Europe and the UK. The new WSA is available for Windows updates to users in these areas.
Before this upgrade, users had to change their region to the US or Japan, where the Amazon Appstore was also available, for WSA to function.
Following a successful testing phase, the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is now useable on all supported devices. There are now a few Android apps that work just like Windows programmes that can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store in these areas due to improved compatibility.
Areas where this feature is available
Microsoft has provided a list of the locations where Amazon Appstore will enable native Android apps for Windows. Along with the Vatican City, they include Andorra, Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, San Marino, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
The final design of the entire system is yet unknown to us. We should therefore wait to hear about the whole experience.
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