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.
Microsoft has started rolling out its June security update for the Surface Duo, bringing with it the latest security patches from Google in addition to general OS bug fixes and enhancements. Microsoft has comitted to releasing monthly OS updates for Surface Duo, and the June update is right on schedule.
Windows 11 brings a significant new feature: the ability to run Android apps directly within the OS. While users can get Android apps through the Amazon store, it has now been confirmed that, yes, you can also just sideload your favorite Android APK too 🙌
Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will support Android apps via the Amazon App Store! These apps will be locally installed, meaning they will show up in the Taskbar and Start menu and not require your smartphone to function.
I finally pulled the trigger on a Surface Duo of my own, just to see whether Microsoft's experimental return to smartphones could persuade me away from the best modern devices. Nine months after launch, has purchasing a new Surface Duo really changed?
A new version of Microsoft Edge's browser is available on the Google Play Store. Dubbed Microsoft Edge Canary, this version is the first to unify Edge's underlying code with the desktop version of the browser. With it is a new UI change, new features, and improved performance. Here is where to get it.
Are you a Surface Duo user that happens to also enjoy TikTok? Good news! The official TikTok app for Android now supports spanning on Surface Duo, meaning you can use the app across both displays to see even more content at once. On the left is your search and trending tags, and on the right is the usual TikTok video stream.
Microsoft is working on a software solution that would allow app developers to bring their Android apps to Windows 10 with little to no code changes by packaging them as an MSIX and allowing developers to submit them to the Microsoft Store. The project is codenamed 'Latte' and I'm told it could show up as soon as next year.
The Xbox mobile application is getting a major update today that rebuilds the app from the ground-up. The update also enables Xbox remote play (previously Console Streaming) for all users, and enables multi-device log-in for Xbox Live.
If you want to play games from Microsoft's xCloud service on your phone, then you'll need Android. If you already have a phone, then great, you're all set, but if you're looking to get a new device without breaking the bank then have a look at this little lot.
Microsoft's Surface Duo is coming soon, and the company has been working hard on finalizing the version of Android that will be shipping on Surface Duo later this year. Microsoft has released several emulator builds over the last few months, with each one progressing with new changes, bug fixes, and overall polish. Let's go hands-on with the latest build!
Microsoft launched the public preview of its antivirus app for Android today. Microsoft Defender for Android is intended primarily for businesses and organizations, and it will help protect from phishing attacks and much more.