Windows 11 will offer users a public preview of Android app support as early as February 2022. Improvements for the taskbar, notepad, and media player are also on the agenda.
During the presentation of Windows 11, a particular feature caught the attention of users: support for Android applications on Microsoft’s latest OS. In fact, it will suffice to go through Windows Store, or rather the Amazon App Store, to download and install them. Only and since the official launch of Windows 11 in October 2021, the functionality is still long overdue, at least for the general public.
Members of the Insider program can try it since the end of October 2021. However, this particular status will no longer be necessary to take advantage of it. Indeed, Microsoft has just announced the launch of the public beta for Android app support, starting in February 2022.
“Next month, we’ll be bringing new experiences to Windows, including a public preview of how you can use Android apps on Windows 11 through Microsoft Store and our partnerships with Amazon and Intel, toolbar improvements tasks, as well as the introduction of two new redesigned applications, Notepad and Media Player”, announced Panos Panay, Windows product manager at Microsoft.
Android app support comes to Windows 11
Of course, this is not the only addition planned by Microsoft with this February 2022 update. taskbar improvements. Thus, the Weather widget will now be accessible there, while it will be possible to mute a call directly from this same bar. In addition, window sharing will be simplified thanks to the addition of a new button. Finally, Notepad and media player will benefit from a brand new designrevised for the occasion.
For now, Microsoft has not given an exact date regarding the deployment of this update. On a completely different subject, know that the American company has confirmed that Windows 11 is entering its final phase of deployment. In other words, the free migration to the new OS is coming to an end soon.