The new Windows 11 App Store is available for testing, but you can’t download Android apps yet


Last week, Microsoft dropped a bombshell with the announcement of Windows 11. Not only is this arguably the biggest update to Windows ever, but you’ll finally be able to download and install Android apps on your Windows machine. No, Microsoft and Google aren’t bringing the Play Store to your computer, as Microsoft instead partnered with Amazon to bring its App Store to the billions of Windows users.

Microsoft has already been catching quite a bit of flak lately, as the base requirements of Windows 11 were revealed. Some of the requirements include a TPM 2.0 chip being available and enabled, which could potentially leave those who built a custom PC in the dark. Even some of Microsoft’s current lineup of hardware products aren’t compatible with Windows 11, such as the Surface Studio 2 which starts at $3,499.

Today, Microsoft released the first Insider Preview for Windows 11, allowing you to try out the all-new interface, along with the updated Microsoft Store. However, if you were hoping to be able to jump on the preview and start installing apps, you’ll be a bit disappointed. It seems that this framework isn’t ready for primetime just yet, and is not currently available.

It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise, as the Insider Preview is no different than other beta software releases. It’s an unfinished product that Microsoft needs to get in front of developers so that bugs can be fixed ahead of the official release later this year. We’re currently in the process of installing the Insider Preview on our Surface Pro X and custom-built desktop PC, so we’ll be sure to keep you updated on when Android apps finally land on Windows 11.


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