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Android apps are coming to Windows 11 through the Amazon Appstore – TechCrunch

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Ecosystems make strange bedfellows. Here’s one of the strangers in recent memory – and one of the most random bits of news from today’s Windows 11 event. Microsoft announced today that it would be making Android apps available on the next major version of its operating system.

Chief Product Officer Panos Panay called the addition “just one more small surprise,” noting that the mobile apps can be integrated into the Start menu and taskbar. They’ll also tile or “window” as part of the OS’s new application placement UI.

The apps will be available through the Microsoft Store by way of the Amazon Appstore. The company highlighted TikTok running on a demo of the operating system. The app is presented in a vertical, portrait orientation, as you expect from a mobile-first design.

With 1.85 million Android apps, it’s currently a way to flood the Microsoft app store with a whole bunch of new content – and make sure the latest popular mobile apps are suddenly available on the platform. However, time will tell how good the experience (built on top of Intel Bridge) ultimately is.

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