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More Windows 11-powered Samsung laptops can now run Android apps

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Last updated: September 21st, 2022 at 09:40 UTC+02:00

The ability to run Android apps is among the best features of Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system. However, this feature has been available in only six countries so far, and that limit is changing today. Microsoft has announced that it is expanding the support for Windows 11 to run Android apps to a total of 21 countries, so more Samsung laptop owners can now use Android apps on their computers.

Microsoft added the support to run Android apps on Windows 11 back in February 2022. To enable this feature, the company integrated Amazon’s Appstore, a platform where users can discover and download Android apps and games. The support to run Android apps on Windows 11 was initially made available in the US. The support was expanded to five more countries back in May, but there has been no movement since then until today.

In a new blog post, Microsoft has announced that it is expanding Amazon Appstore on Windows 11, and thus Windows 11’s ability to run Android apps, to a total of 21 countries:

  1. Andorra
  2. Austria
  3. Belgium
  4. France
  5. Germany
  6. Gibraltar
  7. Guernsey
  8. Ireland
  9. Isle of Man
  10. Italy
  11. Japan
  12. Jersey
  13. Liechtenstein
  14. Luxembourg
  15. Monaco
  16. San Marino
  17. Spain
  18. Switzerland
  19. United Kingdom
  20. United States
  21. Vatican City

In its blog post, the company has actually mentioned that it expanding the support for Amazon Appstore on Windows 11 to 31 countries, but it has only mentioned the names of 21 countries for now. It looks like the names of the other 10 countries will be announced at a later stage. To use this feature, make sure that your PC is running Windows 11 Build 22000.526 or higher and Microsoft Store version 22110.1402.6.0 or higher.

If you are someone who doesn’t live in one of the supported regions, you can still use Android apps on your PC if you have a Samsung smartphone. You can just use the Link to Windows app on your computer and link it to your Galaxy smartphone or tablet to use Android apps.

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