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Microsoft will end Android support on Windows 11


As of March 2025, Microsoft will no longer support Android for its subsystem in Windows 11. The information is from The Verge.

The tech giant announced about three years ago that it was bringing Android apps to Windows 11 in integration with the Amazon Appstore. Now, it reveals that this Windows subsystem for Android will be obsolete.

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“Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Subsystem for Android™️ (WSA),” says a new Microsoft support document. “As a result, the Amazon Appstore on Windows and all applications and games dependent on WSA will no longer be supported starting March 5, 2025.”

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Users currently using Android apps from the Amazon Appstore will not lose access to them after the support end date, but they will not be able to download any new programs when Microsoft ends the life of the Android subsystem next year.

Starting this Wednesday (6), Windows 11 users will no longer be able to search the Amazon Appstore or try to find Android applications associated with Amazon in the Microsoft Store.

The change was announced causing some surprise among many users, as Microsoft had been constantly updating its Windows subsystem for Android in recent years.

Developers can still release updates on Windows 11

  • Amazon says it will provide “a smooth support experience for developers and Amazon Appstore customers on Windows 11” with Microsoft;
  • The company clarifies that developers will no longer be able to submit new applications targeting Windows 11 after March 5, 2024;
  • However, developers with an existing app can continue to submit app updates until the Amazon Appstore on Windows 11 is fully retired.
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