Microsoft’s Windows is the most widely used computer operating system globally, accounting for 71.06% of the operating system market for desktops, tablets, and consoles in September 2021, according to the Statista website.
Most recently, the American company Microsoft released Windows 11 – the next version of its operating system. The successful Windows 10 platform broke all records of Microsoft users and fell in love with the most convenient and stable version. However, Windows 11 project manager Panos Panay said during the release of the new version of Windows that Windows 11 should be more convenient, fresh, and more straightforward. With this, there is information that future updates will not become too drastic for everyone’s familiar operating system.
When Microsoft announced Windows 11, Techcrunch writes, little was said about how the system’s functionality would change. But quite a lot has been said about how its new operating system will support Android applications.
After, however, it turned out that the first version would not support Android apps. But Microsoft – in partnership with Amazon, came up with something unexpected. The company contributes a small portion of its roughly 50 Android apps to the Windows 11 Insider Program.
And what does it mean? It means Microsoft is now allowing Windows 11 testers to try out Android apps. A preview of the Windows Subsystem for Android is currently available for Windows 11 beta testers and supports access to applications from the Amazon Appstore. All testers with Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm processors will test Android apps on Windows 11.
You can download apps through the Microsoft Store, list various apps and then point to the Amazon Appstore to download and install. Android applications can work in conjunction with Windows applications. An interesting point is that they are also integrated with Alt + Tab and in the task view, which means it could be pinned to to the Windows Start menu or on the taskbar.
So you can now try apps like Amazon’s Kindle app, the Washington Post app, Clash of Kings, Coin Master, and Lego Duplo World.
It will work on AMD and Intel and the so-called Windows Subsystem for Android. This subsystem itself is developed based on Intel Bridge Technology. It’s worth noting that Microsoft uses the Linux kernel and Android OS based on the open-source version of Android 11. Therefore, any software development company can openly explore the new features of Windows 11.
It turns out that Windows 11 has received almost all the features of Android. That being said, since it’s pretty much the same thing as Amazon, it’s no surprise that apps from the Amazon Appstore should work well on the Windows subsystem as well.
If you want to use all the new features of the Microsoft operating system, you need to enable virtualization and have an Amazon account.
What does this mean for Windows users?
Microsoft notes that the company has partnered with popular application developers to prepare 50 applications for testing by Windows Insiders. He promises to release new apps through Windows Insider Updates in the coming months. Some of the applications that Windows 11 testers can currently use include Lords Mobile, June’s Journey, and Coin Master. Other Android apps for kids available to testers are Khan Academy Kids and Lego Duplo World.
We make no assumptions about whether this will be a good solution for the new Microsoft operating system
Hardeep has always been a Windows lover ever since she got her hands on her first Windows XP PC. She has always been enthusiastic about technological stuff, especially Artificial Intelligence (AI) computing. Before joining PC Error Fix, she worked as a freelancer and worked on numerous technical projects.