Ask Windows Central: Will Android's new AAB format cause problems for Windows 11?

Welcome to the third episode of our new series: Ask Windows Central, where we answer our communities most asked questions around Microsoft, Windows, Surface, Xbox, and the general tech industry. In today's episode, we answer four questions around Windows 11, Surface Neo, and the new Microsoft Store.

This week's episode features the following questions:

  • Will Windows 10 and 11 keep the same core, or will it become more "10X like" while retaining legacy compatibility?
  • How do you think Microsoft will promote that the New Store is a place to find basically everything they need?
  • Is the Surface Neo dead for good since 10X is no more?
  • Android APKs are being sunset for the new AAB format (Android App Bundle). What does this mean for Windows 11?

If you have a question you'd like us to answer on the show, be sure to submit them in the comments below, or email with "Ask Windows Central" in the subject line! You can also join the Windows Central Discord and ask questions in the dedicated #ask-wc channel.

If you're on Twitter, you can tweet your question with the #AskWindowsCentral tag included, and make sure you tag either @daniel_rubino or @zacbowden so we can see it.

If you have any feedback about the show format, please let us know. We're building this show around you, so if there's something you don't like or think we should change, we're all ears. We hope you enjoy the episode, and look forward to getting back to your questions in the next one.

Zac Bowden
Senior Editor

Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter and Threads