One of the most anticipated features of Windows 11 is, without a doubt, its compatibility with Android apps. On the day of Microsoft’s announcement of its new operating system, we were preoccupied with this issue, and since then, we’ve been paying close attention to its progress, first collecting as much data as possible, but unfortunately, it will not be available at the Windows 11 launch date.
Android will not be coming to Xbox
The Android subsystem for Windows will allow consumers to install and run apps packaged in MSIX format, previously known as Project Latte. This change is driven by the use of virtual machines with Android Open Source Project, a specific version of the operating system that, among other things, does not include Google services. In other words, Windows 11 apps that rely on them will most likely not operate.
The new and enhanced application store of the system, which among other features will integrate the integration of additional stores, including Amazon’s app store, in what we understand will be the main repository, at least initially, of Android apps for Windows 11. And this is where a confusion that has accompanied us in recent weeks arises.
However, there was no official announcement from Microsoft at the time; instead, it was just a listing in the Windows App Store that appeared to be genuine and provided enough information for users to believe that it may install on an Xbox.
As we can read in Windows Latest, it was a mistake that has already been solved, so that now on that page of the store it is clear that the Android subsystem can only be used on computers, thus leaving the new generation of Microsoft’s console out of this possibility. Thus, everything suggests that the initial indication was nothing more than a mistake when registering the subsystem in the Windows Store.
Is it possible that Microsoft is considering bringing Android apps to the Xbox? We’re inclined to think it would be a fantastic decision, as it would significantly increase the console’s potential.