Microsoft will begin testing Android apps on Windows 11 within the next few months.
Microsoft won’t ship support for Android apps on Windows 11 in time for the operating system’s launch on October 5th. Microsoft will not begin previewing Android apps on Windows 11 until the following months, even though it is one of the most exciting new features in the OS.
“We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months,” says Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft.
Likely, Android apps will not be available on Windows 11 before 2022. Microsoft tests the feature first with Windows Insiders, then rolls it out to the general public several months later. Windows 11 will include the promised Microsoft Teams integration. It also has a new Start menu, snaps layouts, groups, desktops for multitasking, and an improved Microsoft Store app.
Microsoft announced today that Windows 11 would arrive on October 5th, and it will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs. It will be available first to new PCs; then, devices will exist in the coming weeks and months. Microsoft claims it will offer all eligible Windows 10 computers a free upgrade of Windows 11 by mid-2022.