Khai said on June 26, 2021 at 8:18 am Reply
and just as persons have put Google apps on a Kindle, they’ll find away to put the Google Store on 11…
is1cent enuff said on June 26, 2021 at 8:40 am Reply
welp cross platform virus maker would be happy for this feature.
i mean even google play store alone cant manage to filter those out of “whatever number here(feel free to fill the number, i put a billion)” app in there.
Mike said on June 26, 2021 at 8:54 am Reply
Microsoft, you are never going to take over the phone and tablet market. Stop trying to shoehorn this stuff into your desktop OS. Did you learn nothing from Windows 8?
Anonymous said on June 26, 2021 at 9:03 am Reply
It will be dead on arrival because no one will be able to install 11. Their new system requirements are ridiculous. Hopefully the back lash is hard they revert it all. Especially internet and account requirement for home edition.
beemeup5 said on June 26, 2021 at 9:56 am Reply
If you can sideload any apk file then there is hope yet.
The new store feels just as DOA as the old store. Stop trying Microsoft, the store ain’t happening.
Dumbledalf said on June 26, 2021 at 10:10 am Reply
It depends on how well they implement this. If they do a better job than emulators at making playing games work on Windows 11, it will be a success. So far emulators allow you to create custom keys so it feels more native, some even started adding some of these buttons by default.
If that doesn’t happen, then this feature can only be used for Windows 11 tablets.
a rich snob said on June 26, 2021 at 3:52 pm Reply
IDK, but I reckon that most folks who use Android emulators don’t have much money to spend.
I imagine MS wants to target folks with money, but as to how yet, IDK.
Regardless, when I want to play Android games on my TV, I use my Nvidia Shield, or I just cast my phone to my Xbox.
If 11 can do the same or better than that, then I might be interested.
llamas in paradise said on June 26, 2021 at 10:44 am Reply
Ugh.. what happened to the latest news link? Full screen previews of the story? It looks down right ugly. I hope this is some type of display issue on my end, but I don’t like the change.
Yash said on June 26, 2021 at 10:52 am Reply
When I first heard of Android apps support, I was excited, less so when it turns out Amazon Store would be the default.
I don’t see a point in tying Windows to a single store when sideloading will be possible.
Personally I’m not too keen on using Amazon Store and so sideloading would be what I would do.
PC Mag article sums up the modern society. Freak out without even seeing the full picture.
Rixster said on June 26, 2021 at 11:35 am Reply
This feature is hardly appealing to me. It is a nice extra nothing more.
Derek said on June 26, 2021 at 12:37 pm Reply
Quite a few apps will need changes to work on Amazon/Windows devices. Google supplies various apis with their products that would need to be replaced. I do hope many companies try though.
JonSnow said on June 26, 2021 at 1:39 pm Reply
so I heard you need to logon to Amazon app store to install Android apps, lol that means you now have Amazon and MS tracking you at all time. lol Why just not get rid of Windows App store and install Google Play and get it over with, I mean really.
Mavoy said on June 26, 2021 at 2:39 pm Reply
Uh. The first app I thought when it was first announced was Shazam. I’m not huge Apple guy but there’s simply no competition to their ID system and heck, sometimes I don’t have a phone by hand or it’s not charged or something like this. I’d love to shazam from desktop, since I’m an old school guy who is still mostly working on it.
Nah, obviously, Shazam app isn’t available in Amazon store. Instagram is, though they’re apparently thinking of adding posting on web app, at least. There’s Podcast Addict, and I like this app more than any other podcast solution. But I don’t see my favourite weather app, Weawow. So for now, the results are mixed.
Sideloading apps would be welcome, but I’m not sure if they’d allow that. There’s a piracy risk, or that’s how they would call it, at least.
The Senior Editor said on June 26, 2021 at 4:02 pm Reply
> what is your take on Android apps on Windows 11?
I don’t care, as I don’t care about Windows 11.
Perhaps I’ll be more interested in 2025, but for now, YAWN.
Please report more on real stuff that matters.
chillax said on June 26, 2021 at 6:49 pm Reply
Paid apps don’t transfer licence between the Play Store and Amazon store and there is no way I’m buying again all my apps just for the privilege of running them once in a while on desktop.
Alksen said on June 26, 2021 at 9:34 pm Reply
seriously… more option for developers “dead on arrival” lol….
And yes, many will sideload them, there are still many games that people play and stream that are not for desktop and people won’t need some fishy emulator anymore since Windows will include one.
Only because “but Amazon store has old apps” well, maybe since developers will now have a reason to actually care about apps, maybe they will update them better and amazon apps will not fall behind google playstore.
Seriously, even new Telegram app is meant to be sideloaded because google play store one is censoring many groups and channels without Telegram doing anything so they released an app outside google power so groups and channels won’t get blocked anymore.
So yes, there is business in the sideloading of apps, Aurora store and fdroid are also examples of it.
And we are talking about windows where people will make sure sideloading will be made easier and all that.
Why is there a necessity for this type of clickbait article? I don’t know. I am sure many people will use it, and I am sure many developers won’t make apps for Windows or upload them to Microsoft store directly not to think partnering with Amazon is a decent idea since Microsoft will focus on the emulator and how to see if apps are good or not.
John Wold said on June 27, 2021 at 2:16 am Reply
“A Microsoft employee”, also known as Miguel de Icaza. The creator of Gnome, Mono and Xamarin.
we’re not gonna shake it said on June 27, 2021 at 6:42 am Reply
> “A Microsoft employee”, also known as Miguel de Icaza. The creator of Gnome, Mono and Xamarin.
Yup, I guess GNU philosophy means nothing to some people. M$ wines and dines you and embraces you with cash. Just like the 60’s hippies who sold out and became yuppies, abandoning their philosophies.
John the 6th said on June 27, 2021 at 1:57 pm Reply
It would be hilarious if Google did something like that too and bring windows software to Chrome OS with a partnership with Valve and Valve’s proton (wine).
They already are working to bring Steam to Chrome OS anyway.
Sure not every windows program would work properly, but the same applies for Microsoft too.
They will never have anything serious without google services included.
ULBoom said on June 28, 2021 at 1:14 am Reply
Maybe MS needs to replace some of their business development people. One complicated “deal” after another for features most users won’t even know exist and many others block.
Whether this is really a data gathering collective side deal or what, IDK but Google paid Apple $4 billion or something this year to attend their party.
Nothing left but tweaking for Big Bad Tech as they converge into one indistinguishable mass.
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