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Google will be expanding its range of Apps through Amazon when Windows 11 is released.

Summary

Google apps will be available to Windows' users through Amazon. The advantages to Google are:
  • Amazon can block illegal Apps, so legal developers receive a fee.
  • Google is moving to a new, reduced size Android App Bundle (AAB).
  • The ABB will be signed, meaning it can be tracked from the Play Store, allowing developers to more easily recover fees owed.
  • Showcases what's available from Amazon.
  • Doesn't flood the Microsoft Store with copycat apps.
  • Amazon continues to police the apps coming in from Android, saving Microsoft from having to do this. 
  • Increases the number of apps on the new Microsoft Store with minimal effort from Microsoft.
  • Microsoft Edge extensions and the Microsoft Store allows users to discover new apps.
  • Increases competition with Apple's App Store.