The arrival of Windows 11 2022 Update is the perfect opportunity for Microsoft to extend the availability of Android apps on desktop to more devices out there.
And in an announcement this week, the software giant reveals that the 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 UK and Australia .
Microsoft says it’s not only working around the clock to expand Amazon Appstore availability to more regions, but is also working with developers to ensure all apps run properly on Windows 11.
“To get started, just go to the Microsoft Store in the Windows app. We’ve made it even easier to discover Android apps and games. Like all other content, you can now find it in editorials and search results, see it in inline ratings and reviews, and share a link to your favorite app with your friends,” explains Microsoft.
“Thanks to developer feedback, the Windows Subsystem for Android™ (WSA) is getting better every month. In the latest version, you’ll enjoy two to three times faster graphics performance with hardware acceleration, DRM video support, improved input handling via touch, mouse and keyboard, as well as several network and security improvements.”
Rollout starting next month
What’s worth knowing, though, is that most of the Microsoft Store improvements would be going live for users next month.
“Many more updates to the Microsoft Store are coming in October with the latest version of Windows 11. Customers will have a new search experience, including screenshot previews in the Microsoft Store and Windows Search, and users can easily restore their apps when transitioning to a new Windows 11 device,” explains Microsoft.
Support for ad integration with the Microsoft Store was also announced, allowing developers to create advertising campaigns for the software they offer for download.