At the Build 2022 developer conference, Microsoft gave news about the planned Windows 11 Android app store. We remember: just over a year ago, Microsoft revealed that the new operating system would be able to run Android apps. The app store for Android applications is finally coming to Germany in collaboration with Amazon.
Windows 11 Android app store coming at the end of 2022
As early as the end of 2022, Microsoft wants to launch the Windows 11 Android app store in Germany together with Amazon. Since February of this year, users in the US have already been able to enjoy the function, which will also come to Europe at the end of the year. However, Microsoft did not name a specific date. It is conceivable, however, that the introduction will be accompanied by the Windows 11 fall update.
In the US, users can already look forward to an update of the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), which now picks up Android version 12.1. At the same time, Windows integration has been further improved.
In the U.S., the Android app store for Windows 11 already got off to an excellent start and is constantly being expanded. Together with Amazon, thousands of apps have been brought to Windows 11, and the catalog is expected to grow further every month, according to Microsoft. With around 500,000 apps, the Amazon app store is the third largest provider of mobile programs, behind the Google Play original and Apple’s App Store.
Microsoft Store to become even more convenient
So until the Windows 11 Android app store launches in Germany, you’ll have to be patient. However, the Microsoft Store will not be disregarded and extended by some comfort features.
For example, it should soon be possible to find apps directly via the search on the taskbar and install them on the Windows 11 computer or notebook at the touch of a button. Very practical, because this will eliminate the detour via the store in the future.
Those switching to a new PC should also benefit from the added convenience. In conjunction with a Microsoft account, the Store recognizes which apps and programs were previously waiting to be installed and automatically triggers the installation on the new device.
These new features are expected to find their way into Windows 11 in the near future. The features will first be offered in a test run on the Windows Insider channel before they are made available to the public.