Microsoft is killing off Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11

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I’m not sure what’s wrong with Microsoft, but the tech giant has quietly updated its support document to confirm that the Windows Subsystem for Android is going away. Yes, WSA, one of the “flagship” features of Windows 11 and heavily promoted by Microsoft former executive Panos Panay, is being depreciated.

In an update to its support document, Microsoft has announced it will stop supporting the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) by March 5, 2025. This means that the Amazon Appstore on Windows and any games or apps that need WSA won’t work after that date. However, Microsoft will keep helping customers with any issues until then.

“Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Subsystem for Android™️ (WSA). As a result, the Amazon Appstore on Windows and all applications and games dependent on WSA will no longer be supported beginning March 5, 2025,” Microsoft noted in an update to its support document.

If you’ve downloaded the Amazon Appstore or any Android apps before March 5, 2024, you can still use them until support ends in 2025.

“We are grateful for the support of our developer community and remain committed to listening to feedback as we evolve experiences,” Microsoft added.

It’s unclear why WSA is being removed, but my sources familiar with the tech giant said that adoption of WSA was too low.

In a separate blog post, Amazon also confirmed its Appstore on Windows 11 is going away as Microsoft has ended support for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA).

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