Android apps for Windows 11 are now available to Insiders in the Dev Channel

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  • The preview for the Android apps Windows 11 integration was only available to a few users.
  • However, now Microsoft is extending testing availability to a larger number of Insiders.
  • The Windows Subsystem for Android has now made its way to the Deve Channel as well.
  • It shouldn't be long before the Redmond tech company will release it to the general public.
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You surely remember that we told you that Microsoft brought Windows Subsystem for Android to Windows 11 and provided testing availability to only a limited number of Insiders.

The ones that got to test this awesome integration earlier than others were Insiders from the US, but that is all about to change now.

The Redmond-based tech company has announced that it is making the preview of Android apps on Windows 11 available for Dev Channel Windows Insiders.

Windows Subsystem for Android is now on the Dev Channel

This major announcement comes several weeks after the feature launched as an exclusive for Windows Insiders with PCs enrolled in the Beta Channel.

However, it’s no big surprise to see that Android apps are now finally available for Dev Channel Windows Insiders to test.

When this highly requested integration initially launched for Beta Channel Insiders only, members of the community tweaked things to make Android apps run on the Dev Channel, too.

So it was just a matter of time before Microsoft also offered them the legit way of testing Android apps on Windows 11.

To activate this new integration and start running Android apps, you have to go to the Microsoft Store and install the Windows Subsystem for Android.

But keep in mind that, even though this news might be exciting for Dev Channel Insiders, Android apps on Windows 11 are quite limited at the moment.

With Android apps now available across two channels of the Windows Insider Program, it seems like it’s not too far away from hitting the stable version of the new operating system.

And seeing how this new integration is such a huge success, we are pretty sure that more and more applications will become available for Windows 11 in the coming months.

It’s also important to know how to sideload Android APKs on Microsoft’s new operating system, so make sure you have all your information before you proceed.

Also, remember that you can also run the Google Play Store on Windows 11, but the process is not at all beginner-friendly, so think twice before attempting it.

If you are an Insider in the Dev Channel and have already tried the Android apps integration, share your experience with us in the comments section below.

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