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Microsoft brings Android apps to Windows 11… through Amazon

By Roland Udvarlaki June 24, 2021, 11:49 am
Microsoft supports Android apps through Amazon's App Store

Microsoft has included a bunch of new updates, a new and improved user interface, new snapping features as well as desktop and other management options. Windows 11 aims to keep you more productive and more useful, which is one of the reasons why Microsoft has announced that Android applications will be supported on Windows 11, although it will be through Amazon’s App Store.

If you’ve ever wanted to run Android apps on your computer, Windows 11 has your back. The software giant has announced that it will run Android apps natively on its latest operating system. The apps can be downloaded from the Amazon App Store, which will be available on the Windows Store. However, it’s worth mentioning that the Android apps will be available in the brand new Microsoft Store.

The Android apps can be pinned to the taskbar or snapped to the side, or anywhere using the existing Windows features for window management. The apps will basically run and function like normal software applications that are built for Windows directly, it remains to be seen what performance hit we’ll get, if any.

In the demo today, Microsoft has demonstrated the new Android support by using TikTok, and has also showed off the new Microsoft Store and some of the new apps that will be available from the beginning. The list includes Twitter, Disney+ and Wikipedia just to name a few. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have a clear idea on how many apps will be listed in the store at the beginning, but it will likely grow tremendously in the coming weeks and months ahead.

What are your thoughts about the new Android support feature that’s coming to Windows 11? Are you excited about it? Let us know in the comments below!

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