Windows 11 won't support Android apps at launch. Do you care?
Android app support won't launch with Windows 11, but it's not clear how many people care.
The official launch of Windows 11 is just over two months away, but when the operating system ships, it won't support Android apps. Microsoft announced the change earlier this week, which led to frustration from many of our readers (and myself). Some were disappointed. Others were downright chapfallen; their jaws left agape at another delayed feature from Microsoft. On the flip side, some people didn't seem to mind the delay at all. With this week's poll, it's time to share how you feel about the delay of Android support on Windows 11.
Microsoft explained that support for Android apps is still on the way and that it will be in testing in the coming months. This didn't ease the concerns of our readers that likened the situation to Windows Phone and other canceled Microsoft services. Ironically, many compared this delay to Project Astoria, a previous effort from Microsoft to run Android apps on Windows. In the comments of our post about the delay, reader Fauzi Rofi said, "I knew it. Classic Microsoft over promised things they cannot deliver. They haven't changed after all."
Others didn't seem that bothered about the delay. ISO_117 said in the same comment section, "Good. Focus should be on making the base of windows 11 solid."
Culex316 didn't mind the delay as long as the feature works well eventually. "I don't get the whining," they said in the comment section of my editorial. "OK, it's delayed, I'd rather have that and give them time to get it right than to have a botched roll-out/release where the same people whining about the delay now would whine that Microsoft never took time to make it right."
What do you think about the delay of Android support on Windows 11? Are there any Android apps that you were looking forward to using on Windows 11 that you'll have to wait longer to use? Let us know in the poll above and share your thoughts in the comments below.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.