Android apps on Windows 11 launched in 31 countries

The rollout of Windows 11 2022 Update is the perfect opportunity for Microsoft to extend the availability of Android apps on the desktop to more devices.

And in an announcement this week, the software giant reveals that its partnership with Amazon will bring Android apps and games to the Windows 11 desktop in no more, no fewer than 31 countries, including France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Microsoft says it is working around the clock not only to expand Amazon Appstore availability to more regions, but also with developers to ensure that all apps work properly on Windows 11.

“To get started, just visit the Microsoft Store on Windows app. We’ve made it even easier to discover Android apps and games. Like all content, you’ll now find them in headlines and search results, see them inline ratings and reviews, and you can share a link to your favorite app with your friends,” explains Microsoft.

“The Windows Subsystem for Android™ (WSA) gets better every month thanks to developer feedback. In the latest release, you will enjoy 2-3 times faster graphics performance with hardware acceleration, DRM video support, improved input processing via touch, mouse and keyboard, and various network and security improvements.

Rollout from next month

However, it’s worth noting that most of the improvements in the Microsoft Store will go live for users next month.

“Many more updates are coming to the Microsoft Store in October with the latest version of Windows 11. Customers get a new search experience, including screenshot previews in Microsoft Store and Windows Search, and users can easily restore their apps when they switch. to a new Windows 11 device,” explains Microsoft.

Support for ad integration in the Microsoft Store has also been announced, allowing developers to create ad campaigns for the software they’ve listed for download.