Windows 11 Released with Support for Android Apps

Despite the fact that Microsoft has promised native Android app support in Windows 11, as seen by those who have adopted the new OS, the news is good because it appears as this much-anticipated feature could be on its way soon.

Alternatively, we’ve caught a glimpse of Android apps running under Windows 11 in testing based on a leak from Bilibili (China) as reported by Windows Latest.

The idea is that Microsoft is now testing the Android Subsystem for Windows 11, which is exactly what these leaked images (which include a look at WeChat) suggest.

If testing is underway within Microsoft, this implies that the function will be introduced to publicly released preview builds of Windows 11 soon (and eventually to the full version of Microsoft’s OS).

It may be a good sign, and it’s backed up by the fact that Amazon’s App Store has been available in the Microsoft Store for about a month (though it isn’t yet available for download, of course). Windows 11 will allow Amazon to distribute Android apps.

It’s also worth noting that the spilled screen captures reveal several Android applications open in different windows at the same time, so multitasking should be easier here than it is on other platforms.

Furthermore, because any Android program will operate like Windows software when it comes to resizing windows and so on (and they’ll work with the Notification Center as well),

However, it’s a promising glimpse:

Android apps were expected to arrive with the initial version of Windows 11, as previously stated, but once we got close to the release of the new OS, with no indication of the function in test builds, it became obvious that it wouldn’t make the cut.

But, as you’ll see later in the article, signs are pointing to a March release for Windows 11. And while it’s true that there won’t be another major feature update until the second half of 2022, this is only due to Microsoft’s decision to achieve one per year rather than bi-annually or quarterly.

Android apps may still be used on Microsoft’s OS as long as you use the Your Phone app, but that is a rather limited method of using them.