Washington (USA): American technology giant Microsoft won't ship support for Android apps on Windows 11 in time for the operating system's launch on October 5.
Preview for Insiders first
While Android apps running on Windows 11 is one of the big new features of the OS, according to The Verge, Microsoft will only start previewing this feature in the coming months.
"We look forward to continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months," said Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft.
This likely means Android apps won't arrive on Windows 11 until 2022, as Microsoft tests the feature with Windows Insiders first before rolling it out generally months later.
Updates to the OS
While Android apps won't be there on day one, Windows 11 will still include the promised Microsoft Teams integration, a new design with an updated Start menu, Snap Layouts, Groups, Desktops for improved multitasking, and a greatly improved Microsoft Store app.
As per The Verge, Microsoft announced that Windows 11 will arrive on October 5, and it will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs.
New PCs will get it first, followed by existing devices receiving the upgrade in the following weeks and months. Microsoft has said it expects to offer all eligible Windows 10 PCs a free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022.