Windows 11 RTM Just Around the Corner, Android Apps Nowhere to Be Seen
Microsoft is working around the clock on finalizing Windows 11, and according to recent information, the operating system is projected to be signed off next month.
In other words, Microsoft will pick a final build for Windows 11 as soon as September, with the focus to then be exclusively on refinements and improvements supposed to polish the overall experience ahead of the grand debut planned for October.
And given Windows 11 RTM is therefore just around the corner, everybody is wondering whether Microsoft still has enough time to bring all the big features it already announced to testers as part of the Windows Insider program and then further polish them to get everything ready for the launch.
One of these features is support for Android apps, which is still missing from Insider builds and which the company announced with much fanfare earlier this year.
Windows 11 coming in October
Microsoft itself hasn’t said a single thing about the chances to get support for Android apps in Windows 11, but given that time is running out and thorough testing is required, we could end up getting the operating system without this feature, with the company to then add it at a later time.
The software giant, however, promised to share more information “in the coming months.”
“We are bringing Android apps to Windows for the first time. Starting later this year, people will be able to discover Android apps in the Microsoft Store and download them through the Amazon Appstore – imagine recording and posting a video from TikTok or using Khan Academy Kids for virtual learning right from your PC. We’ll have more to share about this experience in the coming months. We look forward to this partnership with Amazon and Intel using their Intel Bridge technology,” Microsoft said.
It remains to be seen if Android apps make their way to Windows 11, but for now, there’s a good chance this big feature is going to miss from the OS when it launches in October.