Last month, the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) popped up on the Microsoft Store (image above) indicating that development work for bringing Android Apps to Windows 11 is going on even though the feature is yet to debut officially. Not just that, as earlier today, screenshots too of purported Android apps running on Windows 11 have also leaked allegedly via a Bilibili user named Makazeu, who seems to be a code porter for Microsoft itself.
There are a couple of images of the said leak, the first one shows WeChat while the second image appears to be that of Bilibili app for Android.
The earlier Microsoft store leak revealed some of the system requirements that WSA will have. A user will need the Windows 11 build 22000 or newer (it is actually written as Windows 10, but we believe this is an error), 64-bit x86 or ARM CPU, and 8GB memory. It will also be available on the newer Xbox consoles too. This means the release version (build 22000.194) of Windows 11 is supported.
For bringing the Android apps, Microsoft has collaborated with Amazon and the apps will be delivered via the Amazon Appstore making use of Intel's Bridge technology. According to Intel, this technology is a "runtime post-compiler that enables applications to run natively on x86-based devices" including on Windows. Microsoft officials have only stated that it is coming "soon", however we can deduce that it is very likely we won't see it until the release of Windows 11 22H2, which could put it at around October 2022 for the general public.
via Windows Latest