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Windows 11 First Big Update with Android app support Preview

by Skye NgFebruary 17, 2022
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Several months after its release, Microsoft is finally making Android apps accessible to most Windows 11 users. After making promises in January, the company is debuting its first major Windows 11 update with an Amazon Appstore “preview” for American users. 

The preliminary release introduces roughly 1,000 apps, including Amazon’s own Audible and Kindle apps as well as third-party titles like Lords Mobile and Khan Academy Kids. While the selection won’t compare to Google Play Store’s current roster, it should integrate seamless harmony between your PC and phone. 

Windows 11 offers more OS improvements

Windows 11 First Big Update with Android app support Preview

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Furthermore, the upgrade offers OS improvements beyond Android support for easier convenience and efficiency. The Windows 11 taskbar now lets Teams users quickly mute calls or share any window. The date and time now show on a second monitor too while the weather widget’s taskbar component shows live information.

Microsoft has also revamped Media Player with a focus on a “full-featured” music library. Notepad now offers an updated interface with a dark mode, simpler menus and features like multi-level undos. 

These reworks might not be enough to convince you to install the new OS if you hadn’t already done so before. However, they are Microsoft’s way of fulfilling their promises when the tech company unveiled the software last year and they might provide an incentive for users to update their Windows version before the free upgrade period is over. 

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Pokdepinion: The auto update on my laptop didn’t exactly give me a choice in updating to Windows 11 but now, I am pleased to know that the Windows 11 upgrade is not for naught. 

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Skye Ng
multidisciplinary designer who is part time twitch cat, part time writer.