- Microsoft releases Windows Subsystem for Android in the Dev Channel.
- The platform brings Android apps support for Windows 11.
The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is now available for devices running Windows 11 in the Dev Channel for the Windows Insider Program. Initially, the support for Android apps was supposed to ship with the original release of Windows 11, but the platform wasn’t ready. Shortly after the launch, Microsoft began making available the first preview of WSA, bringing Android app support to Windows 11, but only for those devices enrolled in the Beta Channel.
Starting on November 4, the Windows Subsystem for Android is now officially available in the Dev Channel but limited to the United States region.
This means that devices enrolled in the Beta as well as in the Dev Channels can download and install Android apps on their Windows 11 devices from the official Amazon Appstore.
If you want to run Android apps, you will need a Windows 11 compatible computer with at least 8GB of RAM, SSD internal storage, and virtualization enabled on the UEFI. You will need to make sure the device has the Microsoft Store version 22110.1402.6.0 or higher. Also, it’s going to be a requirement to sign in with a US-based Amazon account to download the apps. However, you can always sideload apps or install the Google Play Store app to get virtually any app you want.