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Microsoft is bringing AV1, VPN, and IPv6 support to the Windows Subsystem for Android

The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is an optional feature that allows you to run some Android apps on a Windows 11 PC. After making its debut last fall on Windows Insider preview builds, WSA graduated to Windows 11 stable earlier this year. But Microsoft continues to roll out updates first to members of the […]

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Finding old Android apps in the Play Store could get harder this year due to a security update

There are millions of Android apps in the Google Play Store, and most of them run just fine on newer phones and tablets, even if they were developed for older versions of Google’s mobile operating system. But if they haven’t been updated in a long time, they could potentially pose security threats or they might […]

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Windows 11 stable picks up Android app support, new Media Player and Notepad apps

Microsoft is rolling out the first major update to Windows 11, bringing improvements to the Taskbar, new Media Player and Notepad apps, and support for running Android apps – something that’s only been available for members of the Windows Insider program up until now. The official way to run Android apps is to install the […]

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WSAPackagingTool lets you hack/modify the Windows Subsystem for Android

The Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is an optional Windows 11 feature that allows you to install and run Android apps almost as if they were native Windows applications. It’s not quite ready for prime time yet, but Windows Insiders have been able to test pre-release builds for months and a public preview will be […]

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WSATools makes sideloading Android apps on Windows 11 easy

The Windows Subsystem for Android lets you run Android apps on Windows 11. Available as a preview for Windows Insiders on the beta or dev channels, installing WSA will also install the Amazon Appstore, which currently allows you to install about 50 Android apps. But shortly after Microsoft released the first preview builds of WSA, […]

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Android app support could be coming to Xbox as well as Windows 11 PCs

Windows 11 is scheduled to ship on October 5, 2021 and it’ll bring a bunch of changes including a refreshed user interface, new window-snapping behavior and a brand new Start Menu. One feature that won’t be ready to go on day one? Support for running Android applications on Windows PCs. Microsoft says it plans to begin […]

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Amazon Appstore will support Android App Bundles (but they’ll be optional for developers)

The process of installing apps on Android devices hasn’t changed all that much since the operating system first debuted well over a decade ago. Whether you’re installing an app from the Google Play Store or from another source, what you’re basically doing is downloading and installing an APK (Android Package) file. But a few years […]