Windows 11 will arrive on October 5, but it will do so for the moment without Android application support
It was undoubtedly the big surprise of Microsoft’s announcement: Windows 11 would support Android applications, thus opening the doors to a very striking capacity that would converge the desktop operating system with Google’s mobile platform.
However now we have known that that Android app support won’t be offered in the final Windows 11 release. Those responsible for Microsoft have revealed that this operating system will be available in its final version next October 5.
We will probably have to wait until 2022 to see that option available
Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 will arrive in its final version on October 5, and it will do so both as a free update for Windows 10 PCs that support it and pre-installed on some new computers.
The deployment of this operating system will be gradual, and they hope that by mid-2022 that free update will be offered to all computers that fully support this operating system that, as we know, requires that those PCs and laptops meet certain conditions.
Although this new operating system raises major changes to the user interface or in sections such as the application store, what will not arrive in that first final version is the support of Android applications.
That capability, which Microsoft is developing in collaboration with Intel and Amazon, will be available later and will come first to members of the Windows Insiders program, who will receive preview versions of Windows 11 with that initial support “in the coming months.”
We will therefore have to arm ourselves with patience to be able to test that Android app support, a feature that probably won’t arrive until 2022.
This option is a priori very striking, but its impact on the use of Windows 11 is difficult to predict– Support for iOS apps on Macs with M1 chips doesn’t seem to have had much of an impact among macOS Big Sur users.
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