Microsoft’s delaying one of the most highly anticipated features of its new Windows 11 software. The tech giant said it won’t offerfor PCs when its as a free upgrade for many users. Microsoft didn’t give a date for when Android apps will be made available either.
Instead, the software said it plans to offer the new feature, developed in partnership with Intel and Amazon, available in a “preview” test “over the coming months.”
“We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11,” Microsoft said in its short statement on the matter Tuesday.
The move marks the first major setback for Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 11 software, which is launching. The new Android app support feature was , alongside new visual looks, and .
Microsoft announced its Android app support in June, saying people will be able to find search for and install Android apps from its Microsoft Store on Windows 11. The apps would be offered through a partnership with Amazon. Before Microsoft made its plans public, there had been a couple of ways to access Android apps on Windows 10, including. But Microsoft’s new way promises to make it easier.
“It’s just seamless and smooth,” Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer Panos Panay said.