WSA install on Windows 11

Android apps support on Windows 11 is expanding to more countries

Microsoft will be expanding WSA to more countries in the coming months.

  • Windows Subsystem for Android is expanding to five more countries.
  • The new territories are France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.
  • Microsoft is not specifying a specific date, but it’ll happen before the end of the year.

Microsoft has announced that its Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is coming to five new territories by the end of the year. According to the company, the platform that adds support for Android apps on Windows 11 will soon be available in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom.

The platform was initially announced alongside Windows 11. However, the company had to delay the release to have more time to polish it and only make it available as a public preview for users in the United States.

You could have tricked the Microsoft Store into downloading the Windows Subsystem for Android app, but the problem would have been getting the Amazon Appstore to work in a different region. Although, sideloading apps have also been an option to get around the Amazon Appstore limitations.

The good news is that the platform is now expected to expand to more territories in the coming months. As the company said, the “Amazon Appstore preview on Windows 11 is currently available in the US, and it will be expanding to five additional countries, including France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom, by the end of this year.”

Alongside the availability news, the company has also recently begun the rollout of the Android 12.1 update that brings various changes, including improved desktop integration and an updated version of the settings experience.

The update is currently available for testers with devices enrolled in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program.

While expansion to more countries is a welcome announcement, it’s surprising that the Android apps support for Windows 11 is still limited to certain countries when the Amazon Appstore is available in hundreds of markets.

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