Android Support May Arrive Earlier Than Expected in Windows 11

The Android subsystem software, prepared for Windows and added to the Microsoft store, signals that tests will begin soon.

Windows 11 is expected to be released on October 5 and will be available alongside the Windows Insider program currently available on the Beta Channel. One of the most anticipated features in Windows 11 was Android app support. However, we recently learned that this process has been delayed and when Windows 11 is first released, support for the Android subsystem will not be offered.

It looks like Microsoft needs additional time to test the Android subsystem in Windows 11. On the other hand, according to a new Store listing, testers in the Windows Insider program will be able to try the first preview of the Android subsystem later this month.

The Windows Subsystem for Android has not yet entered public beta testing. However, with Windows 11 Build 2200 and newer builds, signs of this feature have already started to appear in the Microsoft Store. The Windows Subsystem for Android item in the Microsoft Store shows that the tech giant is preparing the Store for its first Android apps.

Windows Latest installed this application on one of the supported machines, but currently only a black popup window appears and the application has no functionality. Appearing in the store, this software also confirms that the subsystem will require at least 8 GB of RAM, but it will also be possible to install it on devices with 4 GB of RAM.

Android Application Support

Android apps from the Microsoft Store will most likely be downloaded and installed from the Amazon Appstore. Thus, users will not need any third-party software and will even be able to use APK files downloaded from the internet.


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