After a few months in testing, Microsoft has revealed that Windows 11 will be released on October 5, but one of the platform’s most noteworthy features will be missing. Users of Windows 11 will not be able to download Android apps from the Microsoft Store when it launches.
One of the greatest new features in Windows 11 is the ability to run Android applications natively, but it’s something that hasn’t been accessible in beta editions yet. Microsoft acknowledged in its statement today that the feature will take a little longer to bake, with testing slated to begin in the “coming months.”
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.
It is currently unknown when Android applications will be available, although it will probably definitely be around 2022. Traditionally, Microsoft’s “Insider” program is used to test new features before they are released to the general public. If the testing is postponed for a few months, the public release will most certainly be delayed as well. When it happens, the Amazon Appstore will continue to power apps.