Last week, Microsoft launched the first version of Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), whose purpose is to enable Windows users to launch Android apps alongside Windows apps. Unfortunately, the first version is limited to the Amazon Appstore and only a small number of early apps. Wanting more, an Italian UX design student using the nickname ADeltaX on the internet has figured out a way to install the Google Play Store on Windows 11, and he created a video guide and step-by-step instructions on his GitHub to make it easy for others to follow in his footsteps.
The whole process takes roughly half an hour from start to finish, and it involves the following steps:
- Download the Windows Subsystem for Android.
- Install the Windows Subsystem for Linux (yes, Linux).
- Install the unzip and lzip software packages.
- Download up-to-date Google Apps.
- Extract the Windows Subsystem for Android.
- Download, configure, and run the provided installation scripts to create a modified version of the Windows Subsystem for Android.
- Install the Windows Subsystem for Android using PowerShell.
From there, you can sign in to the Google Play Store and download any app or game. Just don’t expect everything to run smoothly because there’s a good reason why Microsoft is keeping the first version of WSA limited to a handful of hand-picked apps.
If all this sounds like too much for something that might not even work properly, then you should know that there’s also a pretty straightforward way to install Android apps outside of the Amazon Appstore, and it revolves around a free tool called WSATools, which you can download from the Microsoft Store.
Just keep in mind that apps that depend on the Google Play Store won’t work using this method. Let us know if this guide helped you install Google Play Store on Windows 11.
World’s Largest Metaverse Developer Opens Dubai Office
LandVault, the largest metaverse creator, is expanding its presence into the MENA region.
LandVault, the world’s largest metaverse developer, will expand operations to Dubai later this month as part of an ongoing strategy to boost its presence in the MENA region. The company aims to help local businesses gain a foothold in the expanding web 3.0 universe and sees exciting opportunities to bolster its client portfolio.
So far, metaverse developer LandVault has lived up to its name, creating and curating over 100 square feet of virtual space for a diverse range of organizations, including the nearby Yas Marina Circuit, Aldar, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, World of Women, Hershey’s, and many more.
The Dubai government’s Metaverse Strategy is one of the key reasons LandVault has been inspired to move to the region, as leaders plan to transform the Emirate into one of the world’s top 10 metaverse economies by 2030. Eventually, it’s hoped that in excess of 1,000 companies in the blockchain and web 3.0 spaces will be inspired to set up entities in the region, creating around 40,000 new jobs in the process.
“We are excited to open our office in Dubai and to be a part of the vibrant tech community in the UAE. The MENA region is a key market for us, and we believe that our presence in Dubai will allow us to assist the region and explore new opportunities. We are also excited about the potential for the metaverse in the real estate industry in the UAE. We look forward to working with developers and real estate companies to showcase their properties in a new and innovative way,” says Sam Huber, CEO of LandVault.
Alongside developing the metaverse from its new Dubai office, LandVault will also deploy its technology to assist the UAE’s real estate sector. Developers will soon be able to showcase their projects in a way that was never previously possible, reaching a much wider audience with immersive and interactive property tours and even virtual showrooms.