In October Microsoft launched a preview of the Android sub-system for Windows 11 to Windows Insiders on the dev channel. This gives you the ability to run Android apps on Windows 11 via the Amazon app store and the Microsoft store.

In a post on the Windows Blog Panos Panay announced that a public preview of the Android subsystem for Windows 11 will be launching next month, along with some of the other improvements that have been tested by Windows Insiders including the new Notepad and Media Player apps.

Next month we’re bringing new experiences to Windows that include a public preview of how you can use AndroidTM apps on Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store and our partnerships with Amazon and Intel, taskbar improvements with call mute and unmute, easier window sharing and bringing weather to the taskbar, plus the introduction of two new redesigned apps, Notepad and Media Player.

Many users (including myself) have been sideloading Android APK files on Windows 11 and found the Android subsystem works well on Windows 11. Whether the US only restrictions are lifted remains to be seen.

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