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Microsoft is killing off the Android apps in Windows 11 feature
2024-03-05 19:23

Microsoft has unexpectedly announced they are ending support for the Windows Subsystem for Android next year on March 5th. The Windows Subsystem for Android allows users to run native Android apps in a virtualized environment with sound, graphics, and network connectivity.

Released in October 2021, WSA quickly became a novelty for allowing users to install apps from the Amazon App Store in Windows 11.

Today, in an unexpected update to the WSA developer documentation first seen by Windows Central, Microsoft says they are ending support for the Windows Subsystem for Android on March 5th, 2025.

"Developers will no longer be able to submit net new apps targeting Windows 11 after March 5, 2024, but developers with an existing app can continue to submit app updates until Amazon Appstore on Windows 11 is fully discontinued," reads Amazon's developer bulletin.

Starting tomorrow, Windows customers can no longer install the Amazon Appstore or associated apps from the Microsoft Store.

For now, Windows 11 users will be able to continue using installed apps until the discontinuation date of March 5th, 2025.


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https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/microsoft/microsoft-is-killing-off-the-android-apps-in-windows-11-feature/

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VENDOR LAST 12M #/PRODUCTS LOW MEDIUM HIGH CRITICAL TOTAL VULNS
Microsoft 714 869 4793 4397 3718 13777
Android 4 0 17 2 0 19