We get our first look at Android apps on Windows 11

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  • Photos leaked online give us a glimpse of how Android applications work on the new OS.
  • Everyone is now excited about multi-instance support for Android apps in Windows 11.
  • Although unexpected, having such a feature would greatly improve our multitasking process.
  • These pictures could be actual proof that the Windows Subsystem for Android is coming to Insiders soon.
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As you probably know by now, Microsoft’s new operating system brings a massive visual overhaul, a few new features, and it is also set to introduce native support for Android apps.

While the last one ended up not launching alongside Windows 11 itself, Insiders are supposed to be able to test it in the coming months.

Meanwhile, screenshots of Android apps running on the latest OS were recently spotted online, and they seem to confirm multi-instance support.

Leaked photos show us what the future will be like

As we mentioned before, for native Android apps support on Windows 11, The Redmond tech giant is partnering with Amazon.

Thus, the Microsoft Store and Amazon Appstore will be integrated to deliver Android apps and users will be able to download and install mobile apps like Pinterest, Kindle, and more.

The leaked images were shared by a user on Chinese social network Billibilli, though they appear to have been taken down.

In these screenshots, we see two social network apps running on Windows 11, but the most notable one is where we see the WeChat app on the Windows 11 taskbar.

This actually means that WeChat is running in two instances, seemingly in two completely different parts of the app.

This is great because multi-instance support for Android apps in Windows 11 would be a big deal, especially considering many Android phones don’t support that kind of feature.

Having this could greatly help with multitasking since you don’t have to be stuck with one app screen at a given time.

However, we don’t know the full extent of this capability, or whether apps need to specifically be programmed to support multiple app instances.

We also know that Android app windows will mostly behave like any other Windows app, meaning we’ll be able to resize or snap windows to the sides of the screen, and pin the apps to our Start menu or the taskbar.

Applications will also be able to support mice, keyboard, touch, and so on, even though it hasn’t been specifically confirmed whether an Android app would be able to use your webcam for video.

Redmond officials have been somewhat quiet about Android apps since the original reveal, but some pieces have leaked out in the meantime.

The Windows Subsystem for Android was recently spotted on the Microsoft Store, and we’ve seen benchmarks pop up that give us a glimpse at the performance of Android apps on Windows 11.

We are all hoping that these leaked screenshots are an indication that Windows Insiders will be able to test the feature soon.

What’s your opinion on these screenshots? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.

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