Microsoft opens up Amazon App Store for all developers, here’s why it’s a win-win for users
Microsoft recently announced that it will soon be supporting Android apps on Windows 11. The company has been gradually rolling out this support in select regions using the Amazon App Store as the source for Android apps. The Amazon App Store was launched by Microsoft back in February 2022. Over the years, Microsoft has been continually updating the Windows Subsystem for Android, which allows Windows 11 devices to run Android applications from the Amazon Appstore.
At the time of the initial announcement, there were only around 50 apps on the Amazon App Store that were compatible with Windows 11. However, Microsoft has made efforts to increase this number, and it has grown to around 50,000 apps. To further address this issue, Microsoft has made a new change to the Amazon App Store. They have now opened up the doors for all developers who have an Amazon Appstore Developer account. This means that any developer with such an account can submit their apps for distribution on Windows 11.
This change is likely to encourage more developers to create and distribute Android apps for Windows 11 through the Amazon App Store. This will benefit both the developers and Windows 11 users, as there will be a wider range of Android apps available in the store.
For users, this means they will have more options and flexibility when it comes to using Android apps on Windows 11. As more developers start submitting their apps to the Amazon App Store, there will be a sudden increase in the number of apps available for download and use on Windows 11. This will enhance the user experience and allow them to access different types of apps and services that are not natively offered on Windows 11, alongside legacy software and Microsoft Store apps.
Overall, this is a win-win situation for Windows 11 users, as they will have access to a greater variety of apps and improved flexibility on the operating system.