Amazon’s app store will enable Android apps on Windows 11. Panos Panay, Microsoft’s chief product officer, said the company’s Start and taskbar will support Android apps. Panay does not spend much time discussing the integration compared to the conventional wisdom that Microsoft would have done so.
Microsoft announced that Android apps will run natively on Windows 11 during its presentation.
Powered by Intel Bridge Technology, the surprise feature lets you run mobile apps on your PC. To add Android apps to the new Windows Store, Microsoft partnered with Amazon rather than Google.
The Wall Street Journal’s Joanna Stern tweeted more information about the integration, and it sounds quite complicated. In Stern’s opinion, if an app you wish to download is an Android one, you first need to sign in to your Amazon account. First, you have to install the Amazon Appstore standalone app if this is your first time downloading an Android app on Windows.
For eligible Windows 10 PCs, Microsoft plans to launch Windows 11 for free this holiday season. Microsoft will make an early build available to Windows Insider program members starting next week.