One of the most interesting features that Microsoft released this week with Windows 11 was native support for Android apps. This feature opens this system even further and brings a range of new apps instantly.
Microsoft has prepared its entire system to have everything inside its app store, as expected. However, the question remains about the possibility of installing directly. Confirmation has now come directly from a well-known Microsoft insider.
Microsoft has wanted to bring mobile apps to Windows 10 and now to Windows 11 for many years now. These projects were never fully completed, and there is always a preference for Android, because the Apple system is closed to these scenarios. .
If until now there was a need for a connection between a PC and a smartphone, as we have seen in the My Phone app, everything will change. Microsoft wants these apps to run natively, using only local resources and not as a smartphone reflection.
To bring security to this entire process, Microsoft decided to team up with Amazon and its app store. Even though it’s not a common and recurrent Android base, this app store has a very large offer and a very high degree of trust for users.
The doubt that most users were left with this ad is whether the apps can be loaded outside this store. Now, and clarifying this scenario, Miguel de Icaza revealed that it will be possible to install these apps directly on Windows 11.
It was not clear how this process will be carried out or what requirements will have to be met. The presence of the APK will be mandatory, but there may have to be conversions and other associated processes already within Windows 11.
This is great news for Windows 11 and its users. Doors to other stores and other apps can be opened. However, it can also be a door that opens up to all the security problems known to be possible.
Even if that’s true, that doesn’t in any way stop Microsoft from making the billions, because instead of getting the money from the programmers, it can get the money from the programmers, put a fee on the customers and let the programmers earn what they they want… and “everyone” is happy except maybe the user… who will have to pay what appears in front of him if he wants such a thing.
What if they apparently don’t charge either customers or developers? There is still another way: charge through the percentage of payment via credit card, which can be adjusted to give you a large profit… it is called the “hidden fee”, even if it is small and even within the normal range, it is just a little higher that what is strictly necessary and with billions of transactions makes a fortune.
It seems to me that Microsoft is clearly going to make big money once it manages to force users to use their virtual store. I think the first attempt was the “S” mode in Windows 10, just introduce something like that in Windows 11, and people are restricted to the virtual store… for their convenience… it’s not for Microsoft to have exclusive access to the machine from that person and any purchases… just like on iOS today.
Point 1: Microsoft is not a non-profit association. Nor Google. Don’t you know that to install an app from the Android store you have to have an email from Google? Microsoft adopted the same tactic.
Point 2: without this improvement in Windows you would not have, natively, access to these applications. What’s the problem? Was it preferable not to have?
It may be completely false, but the text of the news clearly says that it will be possible to directly install the APK file in Windows and run the application, although it is not known exactly how the process will be, if direct, if there is any type of conversion, if will be virtualized, etc.
“The doubt that most users were left with this ad is whether the apps can be loaded outside this store, Now, and clarifying this scenario, Miguel de Icaza revealed that it will be possible to install these apps directly on Windows 11.”