After months of waiting, Microsoft has finally kept its promise. Android apps are now available on Windows 11 after launching on Android 11, as confirmed by the insider, thanks to the Insiders program
The only catch with these particular features is that it is only available to only users who have signed up for the Windows Insiders program. In addition, windows insiders users will also have access to use the Amazon AppStore instead of the Play Store. Since the project is still in its early stages, more upgrades will be rolled on as time goes by.
As The Verge points out, the switch to Android 12.1 as the base for mobile apps on Windows is arguably the most noticeable feature of the current version, which was launched on May 20, 2022. So far, the applications seem to be compatible with Android 11.
As a consequence, something amusing occurs. If you don’t have a Pixel smartphone that can run Android 12.1 on it, your Windows PC can potentially show a newer version of Android than your phone.
Windows enhances several aspects of the Android experience on Windows. The taskbar icons may now show which Android Apps on your system are using your current location, microphone, location, and more
In the package, we have also improved support for the scroll wheel in applications and the integration of toasts or brief pop-up messages that programs sometimes show, into Windows notifications.