Microsoft has officially unveiled the new version of Windows at the event. The latest version of Microsoft, Windows 11, will be a successor to Windows 10. This is the first major update in the last six years, as the previous OS was introduced in 2015.
At the event, the company has announced that the Android apps are coming to Windows 11. Android apps can be accessed via the Microsoft Store with a partnership with Amazon Appstore. Once the OS is launched, the Android apps on Windows PC will be integrated into the new OS. However, the official release date is not known.
Android Apps on Windows 11: Here’s How it Works
On Windows 10, you can use Android apps with Your Phone App. But Windows 11 will bring a version of desktop widgets to change the look of the PC.
Microsoft has developed a “Windows Subsystem for Android” (WSA), which is similar to “Windows Subsystem for Linux,” which is already there in windows. According to the company, Windows 11 creates a proxy native app that handles the Android app model and Windows app model. Microsoft took the progress they made while developing WSL and bringing Linux Kernel to Windows to run the code.
As most Android app is built for ARM processors, Microsoft worked with Intel to use the Intel Bridge technology to run ARM binaries on Intel and AMD PCs. Yet, it’s not confirmed which Intel-powered processors will be used.
Microsoft will be bringing almost all Android apps that are on Amazon App Store. There are over 500,000 apps, including Disney Plus, TikTok, Netflix, Pinterest, Uber, and more. However, not all the Google Play Store apps will be available.
Once you get Windows 11, you will download any Android app from Amazon App Store; for that, download the app store and log in to your Amazon account.
Now, you don’t need an emulator to run the Android Apps on Windows PC. The apps can be pinned to the taskbar or snapped with the default apps.
Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. However, to upgrade the new OS, your system needs a 64-bit CPU, 4GB RAM, and 64GB storage.