The Windows 11 App Store will include Android apps and a new developer policy
Microsoft announced today Windows 11 An updated Microsoft Store will be launched, which will include Android apps, provided by the Amazon Appstore, and a new policy aimed at changing the market’s relationship with Windows developers. It should support UWP, Win32 and PWA applications.
Technically speaking, Windows 11 will not be the first operating system version to support Android applications. Windows 10 provides similar features through the Your Phone ecosystem, such as adding Android applications to the Start menu or pinning them to the taskbar.
details make a difference. your cellphone A PC and Android smartphone connected to the same Wi-Fi network are required. Windows 11 will allow PC users to bypass this restriction by including Android apps in updated versions of the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panos Panay said that Windows 11 support for Android applications is provided by the Amazon App Store, which is the most commonly used Google Play Store on Kindle Fire devices and an alternative to Intel Bridge.
Changes for Windows developers
Panay also said that the Microsoft Store will introduce new policies designed to benefit Windows developers. The biggest change is the company’s decision to allow developers to implement their own content delivery and payment solutions instead of relying on the store itself.
Panay said that Microsoft will not get a share of the revenue from custom payment solutions, which will make the Microsoft Store more attractive to developers. In this way, they can enjoy the benefits of a central distribution platform without having to give up 30% of their income in exchange for this privilege. (Look: app Store.)
The ability to use third-party content delivery solutions should allow Windows developers to update their software without waiting for Microsoft to approve changes, propagate them to the Microsoft Store, and send them to users of the application. For developers who wish to release critical updates, this process can take a long time.
The store itself has also been redesigned to align with the rest of the user interface. Combine this visual upgrade with the new developer policy and support for Android applications, and Windows 11 should have a more compelling Microsoft Store. But don’t worry-these changes in the store should also affect Windows 10.
Microsoft’s changes have attracted the attention of some major developers: Panay said that when Windows 11 debuts later this year, popular Android applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud, Disney+ and TikTok will be available through the new application store.
Panay said that Microsoft plans to reveal more information about the changes that Windows 11 will provide developers at an event held later today.