A Microsoft engineer has confirmed that Windows 11 will support sideloading Android APKs.
Microsoft made headlines when it announced its upcoming Windows 11 would support Android apps via the Microsoft Store. Given the large catalog of apps, however, it’s unlikely all Android apps will be available in the Microsoft Store. This led some to wonder if Microsoft would allow sideloading via other sources.
It appears the company will, at least according to one Microsoft engineer.
Obviously, nothing is written in stone, especially since Miguel is a developer and not a Microsoft spokesperson. Nonetheless, it’s an encouraging development (pun intended) for Android and Windows users.