On October 5, Windows 11 will be made available as a free upgrade to anybody who has a genuine copy of Windows 10. That will be the stable build of Windows, which means that it is unlikely to include any problems or issues or so-called bugs, as contrary to the beta version that some people have been using for some time now.
Aside from the problems, it is possible that the stable version of Windows 11 will not have an essential feature: support for Android applications. Windows 11 will be supported by Android applications in the future months, which means that users will be unable to access TikTok or Instagram on their PCs for the first few months after installing Windows 11.
Microsoft’s Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing, wrote in a blog post that the company is looking forward to continuing its journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through collaboration with Amazon and Intel. “This will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months,” Woodman said.
This indicates that support for Android applications on Windows 11 through the Amazon Appstore will be available first to Insiders, and then it will be made available to the general public through stable versions.
Microsoft has not stated what it means by “coming months,” but it seems probable that it will be some time in 2022, given that the deployment of Windows 11 will begin in October in a staggered way and will be completed by 2022.
At the announcement of Windows 11, Microsoft emphasized native support for Android applications as one of the most significant improvements that would be included in the upcoming operating system version for personal computers. The reason for this is because while individuals have been able to run Android applications on their PCs via emulators, they have never been able to run them directly on their PCs.
Running an app natively provides far better reliability, as well as access to the full range of capabilities provided by the app creator. Microsoft claims that the Amazon Appstore will include more than 500,000 apps, including TikTok, Instagram, Uber, and Lyft, among other popular apps.
Android applications are critical for Microsoft’s new operating system since consumers are increasingly utilizing their mobile phones in conjunction with their computers.
Apple’s ecosystem of Macs, MacBooks, and iPhones already works beautifully, but there hasn’t been a strong counterpart to that for the Windows environment up until now, which is disappointing. Because Windows-based smartphones are no longer in production, everything is based on Android, which is the most widely used mobile operating system in the world.
Microsoft is still allowing Google Play Store access on Windows 11 PCs, and it will continue to do so indefinitely. This is because Google is also in the PC business through its Chromebooks, which are capable of running Android apps seamlessly, which is something Microsoft wants for its Windows 11-based PCs.