It is posible run Android app (.apk) on Windows 11 Insider?


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Hi,

it is possible now or only after final release in Oct 2021? thx
 

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I haven't tried yet - I need to try it lol.
 

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Hi,

it is possible now or only after final release in Oct 2021? thx
That feature hasn't been added yet, as far as I'm aware.
 

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I thought not - but it keeps prompting me to finish setting up my phone lol. So then I started thinking maybe they sneaked it in.
 

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Downloaded the Angry Birds from Store and runs fine, but to exit the game, I had to do the three finger salute. That needs improvement
 

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Downloaded the Angry Birds from Store and runs fine, but to exit the game, I had to do the three finger salute. That needs improvement
So it is possible now Android APKs in W11?
 

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Hi,

it is possible now or only after final release in Oct 2021? thx
Final release for Oct 2021 has not been officially confirmed yet. That's just what everyone is thinking. Yes, MS hopes to release it then, but the exact time has not been set forth from MS. . . . .. We all can hope though. That's only 3 months out.
 

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I installed Bluestacks on my HP laptop. Then uninstalled as I didn't need it. Now I'm stuck with an Oneplus A5000 device in my profile at play.google.com. I can only hide the device from the menu in Library and Devices. I also found 2 files in 'Allowed Devices' and deleted but device still appears. I checked services but not sure what service relates to Bluestacks. I did log into my account.google.com, found the device and signed off. It finally disappeared after 28 days. However, still appears in the other Google url.
 

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The ability to run android apps has now been introduced on Insider versions and works on release version, although it is not official as far as I know.

However it is limited to a number of countries, and only works with a limited range Apps from the Amazon Appstore.

MS missed the biggest opportunity here by not collaborating with Google Playstore. Politics of course.

Regarding Android emulators, most of them are effectively type 2 hypervisors and will have issues if Hyper-V or Windows Hypervisor Platform is installed. Latter is used by Defender Credential Guard (if Hyper-V is not installed)

These would have to use Windows Hypervisor Platform APIs and should coexist. However performance will take a hit.

There is a workaround by disabling the hyperV hypervisor, using bcdedit but you may also need to disable Defender Credential Guard as well (not tested so cannot say for sure).

The new android tool works ok with hyper-v etc installed, as it uses a different method of execution via Windows Subsystem For Android which is similar to the Windows System For Linux.

EDIT: See post Side load apps onto WSA about running google playstore on WSA.
 
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I used Bluestacks.
 

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