Microsoft will offer application support Android in Windows 11 in the coming months, allowing you to use some of the top mobile apps on your desktop, laptop or tablet. And now it seems that the relevant software for activating this feature has appeared on the internet.
Η XDA-Developers has found the appearance of Windows 11 Subsystem for Android in the Microsoft Store from where you can also download it. Unfortunately, as the site found, the app only displays a black window at startup.
What's more interesting, though, is that this page lists the Xbox as a compatible device. More specifically, it lists the Xbox One as a minimum requirement.
System requirements also give us an idea of what to expect for our computer when required Windows 10 version 22000.0 or later and at least 8 GB RAM (16 GB recommended).
This is the first time that the possibility of supporting Android applications that may come to Xbox consoles has been announced. We're not sure if the reference to the Xbox is a legitimate confirmation of this feature coming to consoles. It is also worth noting that this list of applications appears to be for internal testing only, so it could be possible that Microsoft is just experimenting with this feature for consoles rather than preparing for a full release.
However, support for Android apps on Windows 11 would be welcome on Xbox consoles for two reasons. First, it would open the door for Android games to be easily ported to consoles (although good quality control would be needed in this case). Then there are the fact that many streaming services do not have Xbox applications but have customers using Android.
Microsoft has not yet made any further statement about this new feature, so it remains to be seen if it will eventually be released to the general public.