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Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Android, at last, gets its steady release

At the point when Windows 11 launched barely a year ago, support for Android applications was one of the greatest feature attractions for Android devotees like us. Microsoft guaranteed you’d have the option to run Android applications like they were native programs on your Windows machine. Be that as it may, the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), responsible for handling app support, stayed accessible just to Windows Insiders in certain markets, with limited functionality. That is at last changing, as Android support enters the steady phase.

Microsoft’s Cory Hendrixson declared that WSA is presently carrying out to everybody in 31 markets, with a little more than 50,000 applications to keep you immersed. Microsoft’s solution with WSA depends on the generally restricted Amazon Appstore for access to software, however it implies you won’t require an independent Android emulator for your PC — besides, you’ll have oodles of processing power at your disposal.

With this shift, you needn’t bother with to be a Windows Insider running a beta form of Windows 11 to begin using Android applications. Essentially ensure your computer meets the base necessities for running WSA, and afterward follow our guide to installing the Windows Subsystem for Android and the Amazon Appstore on your machine. On the off chance that WSA isn’t accessible in your region, there are ways of installing it manually (indeed, PowerShell), which presently work on any viable computer running Windows 11 — in light of the fact that you don’t need to be an Insider.

Remember that some functionality actually hasn’t shown up, including support for picture-in-picture (PIP), hardware DRM, USB, direct Bluetooth access, and Android widgets — support for a greater amount of these ought to show up soon. Esper senior editor Mishaal Rahman likewise brings up that an Android 13 update is in the cards for WSA.

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