Windows 11 shipping without Android apps isn't a big deal to many

Windows 11 Android App Store
Windows 11 Android App Store (Image credit: Microsoft)

When Microsoft announced the delay of Android app support on Windows 11, I was disappointed. I was curious to see if most of our readers felt the same way. This weekend, we ran a poll about the delay. It turns out that many of our readers don't mind that they'll have to wait for Android app support on Microsoft's new OS.

Over 36% of voters said they don't care about the delay at all. An additional 32% answered that they're moderately disappointed. A significantly smaller portion of voters felt strongly in a negative sense. Around 16% of participants said that they were heartbroken and around another 16% said they were bothered.

Google Plus (likely not the dead social media platform) says:

WC: "Do you care?!?!" Me: "Do pigs fly? Couldn't care less. Take your time. I'm getting Windows 11 for Windows. Not to play android on it. Having android support is a nice to have, but not mandatory for my needs. As long as I get my rounded corners at launch, I'm good.

Manus Imperceptus was more distinct, "Android apps? Don't care in the least..."

Even those that are excited about the feature don't seem bothered by having to wait. In a comment, neo158 says, "I'm disappointed but I want them to get the integration right so I get why it won't be there at launch."

Others echoed the same sentiments. "It would have been a nice additional feature and would have given the ARM-based processors in the Surface Pro X a bit more kick but it's not really a problem for your average PC user," says Marcuszeke. "Having to wait for something like this will not destroy the OS. Windows 11, so far, has been a really great experience."

Those that seem most disappointed by delay fear that it could be a negative sign for the future of the feature. "I am more upset that there has [not been] dev or beta testing for this, it tells me that it might not come at all," says gibbyhome.

Do you agree with our voters? We'll keep the poll open to see if it swings another way with more participants.

Sean Endicott
News Writer and apps editor

Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at