Windows Subsystem for Android made its first appearance in Microsoft Store

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A few days ago, Microsoft announced it will release Windows 11 on October 5, 2021. However, the most anticipated feature,the support for Android applications, won't be included in the initial Windows 11 version. The company only promised that this feature will become available to Insiders in the coming months.

However, the Windows Subsystem for Android application now appears in the Microsoft Store. The app is stub, and does nothing as of this writing. It just holds the pace for the upcoming page for adding a subsystem support for running Android software directly on Windows. It is a work in progress, which we'll get our hands on a bit later, probably by 2022.

Interestingly, that the app description includes warnings like "Microsoft Confidential - For Testing Purposes - Please do not take screenshots or share content." Another interesting observation that the Xbox One is set as the target app platform requirement. Again, it is a package stub, because Windows Subsystem for Android is designed to be available on PCs, which is mentioned in the Overview section.

The exact date when we can start of testing the Android subsystem is still unknown. Microsoft is yet to announce the date, and it promises to get that done in the coming months.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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