The distribution of Android applications, a feature that drew attention in the Insider Preview version, which corresponds to the Windows 11 developer beta version, has started. However, for now, it only applies to the United States.
One of the biggest selling points of Windows 11, which was officially released last October, is that it is an operating system for PCs and can run Android apps, but it was not supported at the time of release. This function is a structure in which an app is provided from the Microsoft store through partnership with the Amazon App Store and the smartphone app can be used on a large PC screen by introducing it.
The Microsoft Store preview delivery started this time for 50 titles, including Kindle, a reading app, Lords Mobile, a strategy RPG, and Lego Duplo World, a learning game. According to Microsoft, more apps will be available in Insider Previews in the coming months.
Android apps running on Windows 11 can manipulate mouse clicks or touch pen input. It also works in a Windows window and can use Alt+Tab action view to switch apps, check action center notifications, access Windows accessibility features, and share clipboard.
In addition, the Windows 11 desktop cleanup function allows you to neatly arrange the apps displayed in the window and place them on the desktop. This Android app operation function can be used on compatible platforms such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm. However, the target area is only the United States. The fact that the limited number app is also provided about two weeks later than the Windows 11 version shows indirectly that Microsoft is paying attention to the feature. Related information can be found here.