Windows 11’s Android Subsystem shows up in the Store, new details revealed

Windows 11 Android subsystem

Windows 11 is
projected to launch on October 5 and it will ship with all
features currently available in the Beta Channel of the Windows
Insider program. One of the most anticipated features in
Windows 11 is support for the Android subsystem, but it
wouldn’t be available at launch, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft needs additional time to test the Android subsystem
for Windows 11 and it wouldn’t be available at launch. However,
testers in the Windows Insider program will be able to try the
first preview of the Android subsystem later this month,
according to a new Store listing.

Ahead of the public beta testing, Windows Subsystem for Android
has appeared
in the Microsoft Store for Windows 11 Build 22000 or newer.
Windows Subsystem for Android in the Microsoft Store appears to
be a placeholder and it suggests that the tech giant is getting
the Store ready for the first set of Android apps.

Windows Subsystem for Android

We installed the “Android subsystem” from the Microsoft Store
on one of our supported machines, but it currently leads to a
black window and does nothing. The listing has also confirmed
the subsystem will require at least 8GB of RAM, but you’ll be
able to install it on devices with 4GB of RAM as well.

“Your experience might be affected”, according to Microsoft.

Android subsystem requirement

At the time of publication, the listing is still live and it
says “confidential in the description, suggesting that the app
is for internal testing only.

Android apps support

It’s highly likely that the Android Subsystem installer in the
Microsoft Store will make it easier to add or remove the
feature on previous versions of Windows 11. There is no mention
of this in the actual Microsoft Store app listing though.

As you’re probably aware, Android apps in the Microsoft Store
will be downloaded and installed from the Amazon Appstore. This
will allow users to run mobile without the need for any
other third-party software and they can also
sideload Android apps using the APK files downloaded from
the internet.

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