Subsystem to be introduced in other countries

The Windows subsystem for Android is now supposed to come onto the market again in other countries and will remain without a function in Germany for some time, although Microsoft announced this feature long before the release of Windows 11. Now, in addition to America, Japan is also considered.

Microsoft promised to use popular apps like Short Video Portal, TikTok, Facebook Messenger and Snapchat, as well as mobile games developed for Android on Windows in its Windows 11 presentation and earlier in its tests. During the phase as central. Part of the new operating system. But starting today, the Windows subsystem required by Android, the Amazon Appstore, and related apps are reserved for users with a US account.

Windows Subsystem for Android still not working

Aside from the third-party apps “WSATools” and “WSA Toolbox” that act as app installers for Android packages (.APKs), the new Subsystem for Android (WSA) is not yet used outside of the US. could. But that should change now – at least for users in Japan.

Today we’re expanding the preview of Android™ apps on Windows 11 to Windows Insiders in Japan. We’re excited to take this first step on our journey to making this preview available to other countries and territories.


But even in the Pacific island state, Windows 11 insiders will initially be provided with the same feature before Microsoft resumes operations in other regions.

Also available in this country in the Microsoft Store

The Amazon Appstore Preview has been available on the website and in the Microsoft Store since Windows 11 Build 220000.194. However, these are still pure placeholders.

Amazon Appstore Preview for Windows 11 (Image: Microsoft)

Microsoft announced the corresponding system requirements for using the Amazon Appstore Preview and WSA in October last year in the Windows Blog.

  • Your PC must be running Windows 11 Build 22000 or later and meet these hardware requirements.
  • You may need to enable virtualization for your PC’s BIOS/UEFI. Click here for instructions on how to activate it on your PC.
  • Your PC’s region must be set to USA
  • Your PC must be in the beta channel. If you are new to the Windows Insider Program, click here to begin registering and connecting your PC to the Beta Channel.
  • You must also have a US-based Amazon account to use the Amazon Appstore.

Windows 11 22H2 is said to bring apps to Android

Following the final release of the Fall 2022 update aka Windows 11 22H2 aka Sun Valley 2, which has already been previewed on the Dev Channel and Release Preview Channel and will continue to be available as usual. Kind will be distributed in waves from late summer to autumn, with Windows Subsystem for Android finally celebrating its German premiere.

Google Play for PC has also been a long time coming

Google Play Games for Windows PC is still only available in Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan. A project on the GitHub developer platform shows you which Android apps are already running on Windows 11 with the workarounds mentioned above.

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