The new Windows 11 operating system will natively support applications originally developed for Android. As Microsoft said in an online presentation, the innovation will offer work with the Google mobile platform in a full-fledged mode – without using streaming images from a smartphone or emulation technologies.
Windows 11 users will download Android apps from the updated Microsoft Store, which will feature a dedicated Amazon Appstore section. Once installed, they can be pinned to the taskbar just like other Windows programs or folders.
Other Microsoft Store innovations in Windows 11 include:
- A new design with selections of editorial content on the home screen
- Support for more types of apps: Win32, .NET, Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Xamarin, Electron, React Native, Java and Progressive Web Apps (PWA);
- Publishing x86 and Android apps
- Simplified installation of applications from the Internet
- Microsoft Commerce’ flexible trading platform with revenue distributions of 85/15% for app developers and 88/12% for game developers;
- use of your own or third-party payment system without having to pay Microsoft’s internal commission, thus saving 100% of the revenue.
The stable release of Windows 11 will take place in October 2021. Minimum system requirements have already been announced.