Android apps available for testing Windows 11 For most of 2022, Microsoft has been working hard to improve the experience throughout that time. It was not only a Windows 11 Update Makes Android Apps Faster last month, but the latest version of the operating system, Android 13 Tiramisu is under development to be launched in the future.
A recent update would be welcome; Section “Future Roadmap” in Microsoft GitHub page (Opens in a new tab) It lists File Transfer, Local Network Access, and a host of other improvements, all of which will give Android apps new intelligence when used on Windows.
However, while it’s great that Microsoft is improving the Android experience on PC, I still tend not to try it on the desktop myself. why? Well, it’s mainly about the horrible apps that are overflowing with the Microsoft Store; In short, the company is facing a growing problem in this area that needs to be resolved soon.
Passing on tiramisu now
The image above shows why I’m not keen on trying out Android apps in Windows 11. Junk apps are scattered all over the Microsoft Store, and although the roadmap on Microsoft’s GitHub page may attract other developers to build or update their apps for Windows 11Seems like a futile effort.
The store is full of apps that don’t do what they say. Granted, that’s due to Android apps being pulled from the Amazon App Store, where anyone can upload an app, rather than the Google Play Store, but Microsoft can certainly have at least a team to approve or reject the apps they include in their own store.
Instead, we have a situation where the idea of Android apps on Windows sounds great, but the execution is poor. As a result, we now have a redesigned Microsoft Store which was useful a year ago, but is now full of unwanted Android apps.
If Microsoft wants Windows 11 to be useful and secure for everyone – and it presumes it does – it has to do better. Until then, trying Android on PC will still be a frustrating work in progress.