Microsoft to release Windows 11 on October 5, but without support for Android apps
Microsoft is set to release the Windows 11 operating system on October 5, but the update will not include support for Android apps. The company confirmed this news in a blog post. The ability to natively run Android apps on a PC is one of the biggest features of Windows 11 and it looks like users will have to wait a bit longer for it.
Microsoft has officially confirmed that it will only begin previewing this feature in the “coming months”. The company has not mentioned the month in which it plans to offer this feature.
“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; it will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the next few months, ”said Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft.
It is reported that Android app support will not be available on Windows 11 until 2022, as Microsoft first tests a feature with Windows Insiders and then releases it after a few weeks or months.
In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows for the first time. Over the next few months, users will notice Android apps in the Microsoft Store and will be able to download them through the Amazon Appstore.
The company also previously announced that it will add Adobe Creative Cloud, Disney +, TikTok, Zoom and some of its native apps like Microsoft Teams, Visual Studio and even Notepad and Paint to the Microsoft Store on Windows 11.
While Android apps won’t be available from the day Windows 11 becomes available to everyone, users will get most of the features promised. These include Microsoft Teams integration, a redesign with an updated Start menu, instant presentations, groups, desktops for improved multitasking, and an improved Microsoft Store app.