Amazon’s Android apps come to the latest Windows 11 beta

Android apps listed in the Microsoft Store.

Enlarge / Android apps listed in the Microsoft Store. (credit: Microsoft)

Windows 11 shipped without the promised support for Android apps from the Amazon App Store, but Microsoft has announced the first preview of the feature for Windows Insiders in the Windows 11 Beta channel today.

The initial preview is only available to users in the United States, and it still isn't live as of this writing, despite Microsoft's blog post. But when the update does hit, it will provide access to 50 Android apps, including games, educational apps, and the Kindle app. Microsoft will release new apps to Windows Insiders on its favorite timeline: "in the coming months."

Android apps running on Windows 11 won't look or feel like native Windows apps, but they will support basic integration with the rest of the operating system, including access to the Action Center for notifications and the Clipboard. Microsoft also says that "many Windows accessibility settings apply to Android apps," but it didn't specify which.

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