Running and installing Android apps directly on Windows 11 devices is perhaps one of the most compelling feature of Windows
It is not without its setbacks, the most significant of which is Amazon’s Appstore’s extremely limited selection of officially supported apps.
Of course, that list will grow over time, but there are still a lot of Android apps missing from the mix.
Fortunately, at least for the time being, Windows’ new Subsystem for Android is an open system, and a new tool has emerged to assist less tech-savvy users in getting the most out of that Android app support.
Although many Windows users were very disappointed to learn that the rumoured Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) would not have Google’s official support.
As we all know, the requirements for Google Play certification, could be quite tough.
Microsoft hasn’t managed to lock down this WSA feature or at least hasn’t figured out how to do so.
This has allowed more advanced users and enterprising developers to work around the restriction, particularly by sideloading Google Play Store, apps, and services.
Unfortunately, using the Android Debug Bridge, or ADB, requires some technical know-how, which is where this new third-party WSATools tool comes in.The app, which is available for free on the Microsoft Store, allows users to choose an APK from another app repository and install it on Windows 11 as if it were a normal Windows app.