Microsoft yesterday unveiled the new Windows 11 operating system. One of the most interesting features of the OS is the ability to run Android apps from the Amazon Appstore, which will be available directly from the Windows store. Now it has become known that Windows 11 will be able to run other Android programs, not necessarily published in the store.
According to a Microsoft engineer, Windows 11 users will not be limited in the choice of sources from which to download Android programs. However, it is not yet known what the process of installing or launching an unpublished app in the store will be. For example, Chrome OS technically has the ability to run applications outside of Google Play, but the process comes with a number of difficulties, including the need to use the Linux terminal.
Of course, such an initiative by Microsoft is good news. However, downloading Android apps from third-party sources is a cause for concern. It is unclear whether Windows will be able to scan such programs for malicious code. Microsoft is expected to share new details about the functionality of Android apps in Windows 11 shortly.