Microsoft has announced Android app support in Windows 11, however the new operating system would lack such capabilities at launch.
In the meantime, Microsoft is difficult at work on getting Android apps ready for Windows 11, and this week, the so-called Windows Subsystem for Android made its way online.
Likely the engine that would power Android apps on Windows 11, the Windows Subsystem for Android is definitely an app published within the Microsoft Store, probably because the Redmond-based software giant wanted its engineers to test it internally.
It’s unclear, however, why it’s been released publicly given that setting it up only leads to a black window that does nothing for the time being.
However, worth knowing may be the listing also suggests Xbox One support would be also offered, which in theory is a sign that Android app support might be brought to the console too. This really is something that’s not yet been confirmed, though given how Microsoft wants PCs and consoles to provide a unified ecosystem, such a project wouldn’t necessarily be surprising.
Android apps visiting Windows 11 later this season
Android apps would make their method to Windows 11 through the Amazon App Store, as Microsoft originally announced, though the company has confirmed this selection wouldn’t participate the first feature lineup once the OS launches the following month.
“Starting later this season, individuals will have the ability to discover Android apps in the Microsoft Store and download them through the Amazon Appstore – imagine recording and posting a relevant video from TikTok or using Khan Academy Kids for virtual learning from your PC. We’ll have more to share relating to this experience of the coming months. Good quality to this partnership with Amazon and Intel utilizing their Intel Bridge technology,” Microsoft originally said.
At this time, there’s no ETA as to when Android apps could make their way to Windows 11.