Android apps coming to Home windows 11 by way of the Amazon Appstore – 9to5Google

June 24, 2021
Abner Li
– Jun. twenty fourth 2021 8:45 am PT


As “one small shock,” Microsoft revealed in the present day that Android apps are coming to Home windows 11. That is being carried out by way of an integration with the Amazon Appstore.

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Android apps might be built-in into Home windows 11, together with the revamped Begin menu, taskbar, and have the power to make the most of windowing defaults. Underneath-the-hood, Intel Bridge expertise is leveraged for a “seamless” and “clean” expertise.
They are going to be discoverable by way of the Microsoft Retailer through the Amazon Appstore. Microsoft advertises it as “Your favourite cell apps now on Home windows” with the expertise primarily dealt with by way of the Microsoft Retailer, which already has Progressive Internet Apps and two types of native Home windows functions.
This features a itemizing that labels an expertise from Android as a “Cellular App,” whereas every thing from (cellphone) screenshots to descriptions and rankings/evaluations are stuffed out. That mentioned, the standard purchase/set up button says “Get from Amazon Appstore” with an icon that historically implies a hyperlink out to someplace else. It appears to be like like Amazon can have a sub-app retailer expertise.
Whereas the Amazon Appstore, which powers the third-party expertise on Android-forked Fireplace tablets, is probably going one of many bigger Android app shops on the market, it doesn’t have all of the choices that individuals would anticipate. For starters, Google apps that finish customers primarily work together with on their telephones usually are not obtainable. In the meantime, present paid Play Retailer purchases or IAPs won’t switch over. There could be a giant expectation hole in consequence. That mentioned, TikTok is offered and obtained an on-stage shout-out from Home windows chief Panos Panay.
Android apps on Home windows 11 comes as Microsoft’s working system veers very near Chrome OS each visually and functionality-wise. That new OS might be obtainable this fall as a free improve from Home windows 10.
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