Android apps in Windows have been an exciting feature to watch over the past few months. Microsoft has no plans to slow down support for this subset of apps; Rather, the company has shared a roadmap of what it expects to bring to the table in the future, including Android 13 support for Windows.
Windows’ WSA – Windows Subsystem for Android – is the foundation for Android apps via the Amazon Appstore. With the release of Windows 11, the Amazon Appstore came to life in public preview form, initially only in a small set of regions. Since this preview was made available, Microsoft has opened access to even more countries and territories, making Android apps available to hundreds of thousands more.
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Throughout the process, Microsoft kept Android versions updated and provided the latest versions for Windows 11. Now it looks like Microsoft is officially working to bring its WSA up to date with Android 13.
The company noted on its WSA for developers page on GitHub that some features are on the way in the future (via Windows Latest). One of them is Android 13 support for apps via the Amazon Appstore.
Along with Android 13, Microsoft is also bringing file transfer to Android apps, as well as shortcuts for easier access through Windows 11. More notably, picture-in-picture is rumored to be coming sometime in the future, allowing media and apps to display over other Windows 11 -Applications.
The roadmap listed also gives a good idea of what Android apps can currently do in Windows 11, such as: B. A range of audio codecs and gamepad access for games on your PC.
Overall, this is a fantastic sign of what’s to come with WSA and Android apps for Windows 11. The move to Android 13 is exciting and the added features are certainly a bonus.
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