Windows 11 is launching on October 4. When Microsoft announced the date earlier this week, it was widely expected Android app support would ship with the platform. After-all, this was one of the big Windows 11 features Microsoft has been boasting about. However, the company quickly confirmed Android app support will not happen straight away.
Although, Microsoft is certainly not ditching the idea of bringing Android apps to the new Microsoft Store. It seems the company is still working on the integration, which will tap into Amazon’s App Marketplace.
Microsoft watcher WalkingCat has found a listing that confirms the Windows Subsystem for Android is still happening. The listing is in the Microsoft Store and includes a special page for the Windows Subsystem for Android.
Users can download it from the Microsoft Store, but it shows up on a blank window on Windows 11 previews. In other words, it is not yet ready. As for Windows 10, it will not even install on the soon-to-be legacy platform.
— WalkingCat (@_h0x0d_) September 3, 2021
That is a little strange because the minimum requirements for installing Windows Subsystem for Android say Windows 10 version 22000.0 or newer. We guess this is a mistake and it means Windows 11 because it runs on the same Beta Channel branch.
Another important piece of information is support for Xbox, although Microsoft has not Android apps will be available on consoles. Other system requirements include architectures with x64 and 8GB of RAM.
Highlighting that this is a placeholder page, the listing warns users not to take screenshots or leak content. We guess that is because it is for internal use and was not meant to be seen in public yet.
Tip of the day: Do you get flooded by notifications in Windows 10 from apps and want to disable them completely or just the notification sound? Our tutorial shows you how to do this. As an alternative you can also configure Windows 10 Focus Assist (Do Not Disturb Mode) and set quiet hours.