In the latest Redstone update to Windows 11, Microsoft announced that it would be including Android app support to its operating system, allowing Android apps to be run on Windows-based PCs and tablets in the same way that iOS apps can already be installed and run. This update has been in testing since February 2016, and it’s finally rolling out to users today. Windows 11 users will find themselves prompted with an update notification within the next few days or weeks which will install Android App Support on their machine and allow them to start using their favorite Android apps in place of or alongside their traditional Windows applications. Android App Support Finally Comes to Windows 11
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Why this change matters
With the release of Android app support for Windows 11, users can finally enjoy their favorite apps on their PC. With Microsoft’s recent effort to make itself more competitive in the tech industry by releasing a new OS, it was only a matter of time until they finally brought more support for other operating systems.
How it happened
Microsoft finally delivered on its promise of bringing Android app support to Windows 10 last year, and now the company is expanding the service. This week, Microsoft announced that it will bring Android app support to its latest operating system, Windows 11. The company has confirmed that this new update will roll out in several markets over the next few weeks, with more markets coming soon. However, not all Android apps are supported at launch; many of them require developers to create an app for Windows 11 first.
When you can expect it
Microsoft announced in September that it would be bringing Android app support to the Microsoft Store. Starting today, the feature is rolling out in select markets – including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, France, Germany and India. Microsoft will continue to add more countries through
The company has said that there are a few limitations for this rollout: 1) developers have to have their apps listed on Google Play or offer them as APKs, 2) some older or less popular devices may not work with this rollout 3) while they’re testing with a few apps at launch, they will continue adding more over time.
New Features Include
– Android app support on windows 11 now rolling out in several markets
– Microsoft has been working on this project for a while and is finally releasing it
– The company is also bringing the Google Chrome browser to the platform
– You can use a keyboard and mouse or touch screen
Other Features Include
* It’s compatible with the Android framework and is not just a remote control for Android apps.
* You can use it on any device running Windows 10.
* Microsoft has partnered with Xamarin, an app development company, to provide developers with the tools they need to create apps that work on both platforms.
* There are no plans yet for iOS compatibility. * Developers have been asked to update their apps by March 2019 or risk being removed from the Windows Store.
* The rollout will be gradual so some markets might not see this update until late March or early April.
How Do I Get the Update?
For now, the update is only available for owners of the Surface Laptop 2 and Surface Pro 6. If you don’t have one of these devices, you can still get Android app support on your current PC. To do this, head over to the Microsoft Store and download the Anniversary Update for Windows 10. You will then be able to use the Google Play Store app on your computer without any issue.
What If I Want a Mac?
If you are an Apple user, we have good news for you. Apple has now rolled out their own app store for the Mac. This new store is called the Mac App Store and it will offer apps for your computer just as the iOS store does for your phone. Like its counterpart on Android, this new platform offers access to more than 1 million different pieces of software from third party developers.