Windows 11 update brings Android app support in the US

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Windows 11 update brings Android app support in the US

Amazon Appstore access available in preview.

Microsoft has releaed a substantial feature update to its Windows 11 operating system bringing, among other things, support for Google Android apps to a general audience in the United States.

The company today said the update adds over 1000 more apps in partnership with the Amazon Appstore, available via the Microsoft Store that's built into Windows 11.

Amazon Appstore remains in preview form, having been tested since last year as part of Microsoft's early adopter 'insider' program for Windows 11.

Users have already worked out how to install the Google Play store on Windows 11, giving them a greater selection of apps than Amazon provides.

Sticking with Amazon Appstore, North American users have access to popular apps like the Kindle e-reader, Audible and Subway Surfers, which Microsoft says integrates naturally with Windows input and windowing experiences.

Microsoft also introduced Taskbar application launcher improvements with the Windows 11 update, and redesigned Media Player and Notepad apps that add user-requested features such as improved accessibility and multiple undo levels.

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