You can sideload Android applications in Windows 11
It has been announced that Windows 11 will have built-in support for Android applications, and there was much rejoicing. This is good news for anyone who wants to play like that Immortal Devil on a PC without having to download a third-party ad-supported program. However, it has also been announced that those apps will be available on the Microsoft Store due to a collaboration with Amazon’s Android App Store. What do we think of apps that aren’t on Amazon, or people who prefer not to give their money to Jeff Bezos?
Miguel de Icaza, a distinguished engineer at Microsoft, was on Twitter assuring people that the apps will work even if they are not obtained from Amazon. Android programs are compressed as apk files, and apparently you can “bring yours” and load them.
So yeah, if you have a library of apks somewhere like that itch.io, or are particularly attached to anything from the open-source application library to F-Droid, will work in Windows 11. That’s all we know Windows 11 release date, prices, and what it means for games.