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.
LEAP 2024 Will Shine A Light On Female Innovators In Technology
Women comprise nearly a third of the event’s speaker lineup alongside a dedicated program of high-level content, investment, and mentorship.
LEAP 2024, a premier global technology event, will highlight the achievements of women in the technology sector as it returns for its third edition at the Riyadh Exhibition and Convention Centre in Malham district from March 4 to 7.
Hosted by Tahaluf, a strategic collaboration between Informa PLC, the Events Investment Fund (EIF), and the Saudi Federation for Cybersecurity, Programming, and Drones (SAFCSP), LEAP 2024 will feature a dedicated program titled “Women in Tech”. The program will offer enriching content, investment opportunities, networking sessions, mentorship programs, and a special startup award.
The initiative aims to inspire women to actively participate in the technology industry, aligning with broader diversity efforts. Reflecting the Kingdom’s commitment to equality, the focus on “Women in Tech” coincides with the increasing female participation at LEAP events.
Annabelle Mander, Senior Vice President of Tahaluf, emphasized the event’s commitment to gender inclusivity, stating, “Female representation is across all of LEAP’s features and reflects the event’s mission of driving economic diversification and providing market access to international business. Within Tahaluf itself, half of our team members are women, and women make up half of our SMT, too”.
The “Women in Tech” program will feature distinguished speakers including Nadine Hachach Haram, CEO and Founder of Proximie, and Sahar Albanarna from IMPACTIQUE Bahrain, who explained: “Over 26 million women worldwide with professional experience and degrees are not in the global workplace. This demographic includes a huge pool of untapped talent which technology can help unleash to fuel the co-creation of exponential solutions across multiple sectors. To help women access productive employment, we urge industry leaders to support high-impact female entrepreneurs as a means to boost their economies and accelerate the UN’s sustainable development goals by promoting inclusive and sustainable economic growth”.
The event will also provide a platform for female-led startups and entrepreneurs to pitch for funding and support through various initiatives such as the Women’s Investor Forum, Entrepreneur Mentorship Scheme, and the Aviatrix Award at the Rocket Fuel pitch competition, offering a prize fund of US$150,000.