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Ristretto #23 - Android comes to Windows

James Montemagno
James Montemagno
What a week! My Nintendo Switch OLED system came in and it is BEAUTIFUL!!! The colors are vibrant compared to the first model and the screen size is perfect!
New Switch on Top
New Switch on Top
Hot Reload for .NET via CLI and VS Code is officially back in the release. Developer community voice heard, and changes made from the .NET team, which was great to see.
Oh, and not to mention there are brand new Mac Book Pro devices announced and released and they are also lovely and packed with ports! On tomorrow’s Merge Conflict we will break down our full thoughts of the Apple event and the Pixel 6 event!
📰 🤖 Windows Subsystem for Android
This week Windows 11 got a brand-new beta build that enabled running Android apps directly on Android! I immediately flipped on Windows Insider and got the new beta build installed and then booted up the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA)! I was able to install a handful of apps directly from the Amazon App Store, but more importantly I could connect to WSA through the Android Debug Bridge and then select it as a target from Visual Studio for development! I was really hoping that this would work, and it is pure magic! I did a write up and video on how I got it all working so take a look:
Goodbye Android Emulators, the Windows Subsystem for Android is Here - James Montemagno
For the very first preview of WSA I am really impressed as it is working well on my Surface Book 2 laptop. I really love Windows 11 overall and this feature is a game changer for developers. It has restrictions, but if you are using an emulator today without google play services you will love this thing.
📸 Top of the Mountain
Last few days of snow free mountains
Last few days of snow free mountains
☕️ Coconut Latte
Thanks to Jawad for buying me 3 coffees!!!!! As always, you can find me on TwitterYouTubeTwitchGitHub, and my blog, oh also you can buy me a coffee.
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