integrating Microsoft Teams in Windows 11 and improving the
taskbar experience with
Build 22000.100, Microsoft has introduced delightful
animations when browsing Microsoft Store pages. In addition to
faster animations, Microsoft is also working on additional UI
improvements for the app store.
Windows 11 includes a new Microsoft Store, but there are some
rough edges. Following substantial testing, a new version of
the Microsoft Store is now rolling out to all users. This is
all about updating the layout of the app with a new navigation
experience to make certain things easier to find.
As you’re doubtlessly aware, Microsoft Store comes with
separate sections for apps, games, productivity, deals, and
entertainment. On Windows 11, one of the biggest changes has
been to highlight all the products listing, so those browsing
the store can easily find new apps or movies.
Microsoft is now making changes to the app and movie listings.
As you can see in the above GIC, Microsoft has made navigation
faster and delightful.
If you select an app or movie to open it in the Store, you’ll
notice some new animations, as shown in the below video (higher
Note that this new version of the Microsoft Store is slowly
rolling out. If you don’t have it, you will get the update soon
In addition to animations, Microsoft is also working on quality
improvements for Store pages and search results to rank better
Upcoming improvements to the Microsoft Store
On June 24, Microsoft officially confirmed that Android apps
are finally coming to Windows 11’s Microsoft Store. Microsoft
says the apps will be supported via the Amazon App Store rather
than Google Play Store.
This new feature will be added to the Microsoft Store and
Windows 11 ahead of the October 2021 release date. The Android
apps will be discoverable through the Microsoft Store, allowing
users to grab their favourite apps from the Amazon Appstore
catalogue and these apps can be locally installed.
The Amazon Appstore is not as big as Google Play Store and
offers approximately half a million Android apps. Google, on
the other hand, offers more than three million apps through the
Fortunately, Microsoft has already confirmed that
Windows 11 will support sideloading of Android apps, which
means you can install and run nearly all apps not based on
Google Play services.
We’re expecting a new preview build of Windows 11 with Android
apps integration in a month or two and further information will
likely appear in the coming days.