Windows news recap: Android apps coming next month, 1.4 billion monthly active devices on Windows 10 and 11, and more

Welcome back to our Windows news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Windows 11 security feature causing performance issues on some devices

A security feature in Windows 11 has been found to be causing performance issues on some devices. Information indicates that enabling the firmware Trusted Platform Module (fTPM) could reduce performance and cause stuttering when you’re playing games on either Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Windows 11 security feature causing performance issues on some devices - OnMSFT.com - January 26, 2022

Android apps and taskbar improvements are coming to Windows 11 next month

Microsoft is planning to finally launch support for Android apps in Windows 11 next month. In addition, improvements for the taskbar are also on the way, such as call mute and unmute shortcuts, weather information, and more.

Home page of Store spotlighting Amazon Appstore.

There are now 1.4 billion monthly active Windows 10 or Windows 11 devices

Microsoft has announced that there are now 1.4 billion monthly active devices using either Windows 10 or Windows 11, which shows a slight increase from the previous figures reported in April 2021, which sat at 1.3 billion.

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That's it for this week. We'll be back next week with more Windows news.

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