Microsoft announces Windows 11 will be able to run Android apps

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Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will support Android apps via the Amazon App Store! These apps will be locally installed, meaning they will show up in the Taskbar and Start menu and not require your smartphone to function.

Microsoft didn’t go into much detail, but it’s likely that Android apps on Windows 11 are powered by Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux 2. These apps will be discoverable in the Microsoft Store.

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Alongside this news, Microsoft also unveiled a brand new Microsoft Store app, with a focus on being an open storefront for any app on Windows. This includes Win32, UWP, PWA, and now, Android apps. Windows 11 is expected to ship this fall, and that’s when Android app support on Windows will be made available to the public.

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