Android Apps on Windows 11 now live in Release Preview Channel but only in the U.S.

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Microsoft has released today a tiny update for Insiders flighting Windows 11 builds. And although it's not much, it is still important as it is bringing Android App support to the Windows 11 Release Channel Preview channel. The blog post is just an update over the previous October announcement post for the Beta channel.

Here's what the full announcement of today reads:

The preview of Android™ apps on Windows 11 is now available for Windows Insiders in the Release Preview Channel in the U.S.

This means a public release of the feature isn't too far out, but readers would probably be expecting it after the announcement earlier today by Microsoft.

To get started:

  1. Your PC needs to be on Windows 11 (Build 22000.xxx series builds) and meet these hardware requirements.
  2. You may need to enable virtualization for your PC’s BIOS/UEFI. Click here for a guide on how to enable this on your PC.
  3. Your PCs’ region must be set to the U.S.
  4. Your PC must be in the Beta Channel. If you are new to the Windows Insider Program, click here to get started with registration and joining your PC to the Beta Channel.
  5. \You will also need to have a U.S.-based Amazon account to use the Amazon Appstore.

The official press release is linked here.

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