Windows 11 Public Beta Supporting Android Apps Coming Next Month

Microsoft announced on Wednesday (26) that the first public trial version of Windows 11 with support for Android apps will be released next month. Programs made for Google's mobile operating system will be delivered to compatible PCs with help from the Amazon Appstore.

Support for natively opening Android apps on Windows 11 was supposed to come with the release of this operating system, but even four months after its arrival for all users, this feature still hasn't arrived. It is being tested for a few people, but from February onwards the novelty should be released on more machines.

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Android apps on Windows 11 (Image: Disclosure/Microsoft)
Android apps on Windows 11 (Image: Disclosure/Microsoft)

The new promise comes directly from the charismatic Panos Panay, head of Windows products and devices. “Next month (February), we’re bringing new experiences to Windows, which include a public beta of how you’ll be able to use Android apps on Windows 11, through the Microsoft Store and our partnerships with Amazon and Intel.” executive in a note published by the software giant.

Android apps on Windows 11 arrive from Amazon

As much as the idea of the arrival of Android apps for Windows 11 involves the Microsoft Store, where the native programs for this operating system are located, the distribution will be in charge of Amazon. The online retail giant already has its own store that can be installed on any smartphone or tablet with Google's green robot.

Another limitation is in the Android apps themselves, since until the end of last year, approximately 500 were ready to appear natively on Windows 11 computers. According to the consultancy Statista, in 2021 the number of applications within the Play Store reached the number of 3.4 million – which corresponds to less than 0.02% of the entire official Google store for smartphones and tablets.

The same Statista points out that the Amazon Appstore accumulated 460,000 apps in 2021, so the 500 ready for Windows 11 corresponds to about 0.1% of the entire catalog for Android.

Via: Microsoft.

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