starts rolling out today, but since it’s a staggered rollout, . Either way, you can look forward to the ability to use Android apps on Windows devices. Microsoft plans to bring , but even if you get Windows 11 today, . The date still hasn’t been confirmed for when they’ll be available to the public.
On the bright side, you don’t actually have to wait for Windows 11 in order to use Android apps on a Windows PC anyway. Currently, Android apps are, but only with the Your Phone app that Microsoft rolled out last year. But if you’re curious about what happens when you upgrade, we’ll explain everything we know so far about Android apps on your future when they eventually arrive.
Along with eventual Android app support,, comes with a slew of . The new operating system will also introduce a more , an updated version of to personalize your PC’s look and feel, and new , among other .
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When can I start using Android apps on my PC?
Windows 11 will begin rolling out to the general public, but not everyone will get it right away. (But you should still have the option to manually download the upgrade. Here’s how.) Android apps were originally expected to launch with the latest software, but now it’s uncertain when that’ll happen. Here’s how some for now.
Will I have to pay to update to Windows 11?
Most likely not. Microsoft said Windows 11 will be available as aand on new PCs. You can see if your PC is eligible by downloading Microsoft’s . (Here’s and other ways to determine if your computer will be compatible with Windows 11.) The free upgrade will be available into 2022.
Which Android apps will be available on Windows 11 once the kinks are worked out?
When it’s ready, Microsoft will be bringing all the Android apps on Amazon’s Appstore (currently nearly 500,000 of them) to its Store. This includes Disney Plus, TikTok, Netflix, Pinterest, Uber and more, but not every one of the Android apps on the Google Play Store (around 3.5 million).
Will I immediately be able to download the Android apps when I get Windows 11?
No. Once Microsoft does make the apps available, you’ll need to download the Amazon Appstore app and log in to your Amazon account to download Android apps.
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