Windows 11 Lets You Download More Android Apps. Here's How
One of the operating system's most anticipated features has an even larger catalog than before.
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Accessing Android Apps for PC with Windows 11 has a few hardware requirements, including at least 8GB of RAM, a solid-state drive and a supported processor. Here's how to checkout the Amazon Appstore preview:
1. Open the Microsoft Store (make sure it's up to date by opening the store and clicking Get updates > Library). 2. Search for your favorite apps or games. 3. Download them through the Amazon Appstore.
"These apps feel like a part of Windows, integrating naturally with Windows input and windowing experiences, like Snap layouts," Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay said in a statement in February.
Along with the Amazon Appstore preview, Microsoft rolled out improvements to the taskbar. The enhanced taskbar added the ability to share windows from open apps, weather reports, a clock on your second monitor and mute/unmute features to make video calls easier. There are also redesigned versions of the venerable Media Player and Notepad apps.