Microsoft is removing WSATools, an Android APK installer for Windows 11, from the Microsoft Store
We wrote a few days ago about WSATools, an APK installer for the Android Subsystem for Windows 11 which makes it easy to sideload APK on Microsoft’s emulator.
Currently, Windows 11 only offers 50 apps through the Amazon App Store, but in theory can support any app that doesn’t need Google Play services support.
Italian developer Simone Franco has developed a Microsoft Store app that makes it as easy as double clicking the APK. Its WSATools has the following description.
Easy to use apk installer for Windows Subsystem for Android ™.
WSATools is a simple apk installer for Windows 11 Subsystem for Android designed to be intuitive and make the user instantly feel at home.
Now this app has been removed and Franco makes it clear that it was not due to any action on his part. It also reports that there has been no communication from Microsoft about the rule violated by the application.
WSATools has currently been removed from the store. Microsoft (not me) has removed the app so that it is no longer available. I don’t know if it was intentional or not, or what the reasons are. I received an email without any explanation …
Sigh. If anyone can help here I would be really grateful
– Simone Franco (@Simizfo) November 9, 2021
Hopefully, with enough attention, the problem can be solved. Currently, the missing list can be viewed here.