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Microsoft has been taking strides with Windows 11 to integrate the platform more closely with Android. However, while Your Phone (recently rebranded as Phone Link) and support for Android apps in the Microsoft Store. What Windows 11 does not do is provide a way to truly access Android. A new Microsoft job posting suggests that may be about to change thanks to “Android Microsoft Platform and Experiences (AMPX).

This new Microsoft division first fell on the radar earlier this month. According to Windows Latest, the Android Microsoft Platform and Experiences is starting to take shape. As we heard before, Microsoft AMPX will improve the way Android integrates with Windows 11.

Moreover, the division will focus on the ongoing development of a link between Windows 11 and Android. This will include products related to this link, including Phone Link, the Surface Duo smartphone OS, Microsoft Launcher, SwiftKey, and more.

Job Listings

Signalling Microsoft’s seriousness on this division, the company is now looking for talent to fill positions in the Microsoft AMPX team. There are two jobs  (1, 2) available at the moment, both for Senior Software Engineers:

“In this role you will work with your peers to develop a quality system for assessing and improving the quality of our features and products.  Specifically:

  • Influence product definition and development based on quality and risk factors.
  • Define and track feature and product success metrics.
  • Build automation and tools as necessary to assess quality and investigate failures.
  • Assess feature and product readiness through the use of customer and engineering data.
  • Work with other engineers to collaborate on tools and processes to improve efficiency and reduce risk.”

It is unclear whether one of the goals of Microsoft AMPX is to build a way to run Android on Windows, but it is unlikely.

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