Windows 11 Moments updates are small tweaks that implement new functions and features between the big annual update that Microsoft anticipates. The Moment 1 of Windows 11 in 2022 has brought with it an expected novelty: support for Android applications.
Android sneaks into Windows 11 in this new update, although with Amazon involved.
Increase Android compatibility in Windows 11
Android app support in Windows 11 works with the Amazon Appstore app , which is now also rolling out to devices running the 2022 update. Users must also be running the Windows Subsystem for Android, and Microsoft says it’s been hard at work. with developers to make sure there are enough apps available to users.
“Through our partnership with Amazon, you can now access Android apps and games from the Amazon Appstore, generally available in 31 countries, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, United Kingdom, United States and more. With over 50,000 titles to choose from , it’s easy to discover and download your favorite apps and games on your Windows device, including Project Makeover, Evony: The King’s Return, Coin Master, Kindle, Audible, FlipaClip, Lutron, and many more. Enabled by the Windows Subsystem for Android, developers now have even more ways to bring their apps and games to Windows .
The Moment 1 update is currently available as a preview update in an optional non-security preview build, so users must manually go to Windows Update and check for updates to Windows 11. However, Microsoft will start the update automatically. next month. The new features will be widely available for all editions of Windows 11, version 22H2 in the November 2022 security update release.
Apps via Amazon Appstore
Microsoft has designed the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) that powers Amazon’s app store and catalog. WSA includes the Linux kernel and the Android operating system based on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). The Windows Subsystem for Android runs in a Hyper-V virtual machine, similar to the Windows Subsystem for Linux, which understands how to map the Android application runtime and APIs in the AOSP environment to the Windows graphics layer. , input modes and more.
In June 2021 it was first announced that the Amazon Appstore would be available for Windows 11 devices. As of February 2022, the program entered public preview for users and a closed beta for developers, giving users of Windows 11 based in the United States access to an initial catalog of 1,000 applications from the Amazon Appstore.
The Amazon Appstore is now available on Windows 11 devices in 31 countries in nine markets: the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Canada, Australia, and Germany. Users can install the Amazon Appstore Android client through the Microsoft Store to access more than 50,000 apps, with additional apps added as Amazon continues to work on improving new features.