Along with eventual Android app support, Windows 11, which is a free upgrade, comes with a slew of cool features. The new operating system will also introduce a more streamlined design, an updated version of desktop widgets to personalize your PC’s look and feel, and new Xbox gaming features, among other new updates. Here’s how to tell if your device is compatible with Windows 11, and here’s how Windows 11 and Windows 10 compare.
On the bright side, you don’t actually have to wait for Windows 11 in order to use Android apps on a Windows PC anyway. Currently, Android apps are available to use on Windows 10, but only with the Your Phone app that Microsoft rolled out last year. But if you’re curious about what happens when you upgrade, we’ll explain everything we know so far about Android apps on your future Windows 11 PC when they eventually arrive.
Windows 11 will begin rolling out to the general public today, but not everyone will get it right away. (But you should still have the option to manually download the upgrade. Here’s how.) Android apps were originally expected to launch with the latest software, but now it’s uncertain when that’ll happen. Here’s how some Android apps can be used on Windows 10 for now. Most likely not. Microsoft said Windows 11 will be available as a free upgrade for eligible Windows 10 PCs and on new PCs. You can see if your PC is eligible by downloading Microsoft’s PC Health Check app. (Here’s how to use the PC Health Check app and other ways to determine if your computer will be compatible with Windows 11.) The free upgrade will be available into 2022.