Microsoft lets Japanese test users run Android apps on Windows 11

Microsoft will allow Japanese members of the Windows Insider program to run Android apps on Windows 11. This was previously possible for users from the United States. The beta feature will be coming to users from France, Germany, the UK and Italy later this year.

Japanese users must update the Microsoft Store app on their systems to version 22206.1401.6 or later to use Android apps on their computers. The Amazon Appstore also needs to be updated to the latest version and Microsoft requires that the operating system is at least Windows 11 version 22H2. Once that’s done, the Windows Subsystem for Android can be run.

That subsystem received an update in early August, providing better support for games that use a joystick and gamepad, among other things. Scrolling functionality and network performance have also been improved, and numerous bugs and vulnerabilities have also been fixed.

The company began testing Android apps on Windows 11 through the Windows Insider program late last year, but only for users from the United States. Users from Germany, France, Italy and the United Kingdom would follow later this year.

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