Microsoft previously announced that the preview version of the Android application running on the Windows 11 Android subsystem is now available to the Windows internal beta testers and Dev channels. Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) has been put on the Microsoft Win11 application store, and now it is ushered in the 1.8.32822 update. According to a beta tester, the Windows 11 Android subsystem runs Android App in full screen. This system also supports the Android desktop theme wallpaper background.
The Windows 11 Android subsystem supports the following new features:
- Users can pin the Android App to the start menu or taskbar. Users can also interact with these apps through mouse, touch, or pen input
- Android App can also be integrated into the Alt + Tab tab and task view to help users quickly switch between apps
- Users can view notifications from Android apps in the operation center, or share the clipboard between Windows apps and Android apps
- Microsoft also adds an accessibility experience, and many Windows accessibility settings are applicable to Android apps.
Windows 11 support Android apps
Back in June, Microsoft officially released its latest system, Windows 11. This new system comes with a couple of upgrades and new features. However, there were some expectations that Windows 11 did not bring at the time of its launch. Of course, the system could not have “everything” that users expect. Prior to the launch of Windows 11, there were multiple reports that this system will add support for Android apps. However, to the disappointment of many users, this feature did not arrive with Windows 11. Nevertheless, this does not mean that Windows 11 will not support Android apps.
A recent report from Chinese social network (via XDA-Developers) shows multiple screenshots which reveals Android apps running on Windows. According to the report, in the coming months, Windows insiders will be able to test this feature. Presently, these screens are no longer available on the original source. Nevertheless, the screenshot shows two Android social apps running on Windows 11. Specifically, WeChat can be clearly seen on the taskbar of Windows 11. The screenshots also show different interfaces of the WeChat app on the Windows 11 system.
According to XDA, “Multi-instance support for Android apps in Windows 11 would be a big deal”. The feature is quite new and it will be worth trying for many Android smartphones. As of now, we do not have much information on the workability of this app. For the multiple app instances, it could be a programmable feature.