The most interesting new feature of Windows 11 is its own support for Android applications. Just like the Linux subsystem that can run Linux distributions like Ubuntu, you can launch applications directly with the Windows subsystem for Android.
To make this possible, Microsoft agreed to a partnership with Amazon. Windows 11 users can download and install Android processors on Windows 11 from the Amazon App Store.
This feature is currently only available to those in the United States
So far, this functionality is only available to participants in the Windows Insider program from the United States. Later, all Windows 11 users will be able to install the Android add-on from the Microsoft Store, including the App Store.
With a few simple steps, you can activate the add-on for Android and install Android applications on Windows 11 outside the United States, without participating in the Windows Insider program.
All you need is the relevant apps package provided by Microsoft, the Android SDK operating system tools and the APK files for the installed Android applications. In our step-by-step instructions, we will show you the steps required for this.
To install APK files on the Windows 11 subsystem for Android, it is best to use the Android SDK Platform Tools, which are available for free.
Before using it for the first time, you need to set up the Windows add-on for Android as shown below so that you can use the APK files.
You can now install Android applications as APK files by following these steps. You can get it from the APK-Mirror website.
Too complicated? There are already ways to install Android apps under Windows 10. These still need to work under Windows 11.
You can also use pre-release versions of Windows 11 without participating in the Windows Insider program. The required ISO files can be downloaded directly from Microsoft.
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