Windows 11 Android support seen ahead of the Beta launch

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Windows 11 Android support, seen ahead of the Beta launch. Windows subsystem for Android placeholder published in the Microsoft store.

Microsoft has affirmed that soon it will bring support for Android apps on Windows 11, allowing users to try mobile applications and games on the desktop operating system. However, not given any update on when it will roll out to the general public.

Now, few days before the beta test launch for Windows Insiders, Microsoft published the placeholder for the Android subsystem in the Microsoft store. As per the listing found on Microsoft’s Store, the bare minimum requirement of RAM for Windows 11 Android support is 8 GB and for optimal user experience, 16GB of RAM is recommended.

Windows Subsystem for Android Placeholder
Windows Subsystem for Android Placeholder Seen on Microsoft Store

Moreover, the Android Subsystem benchmark scores have been posted on Geekbench. Windows 11 Android support is based on Windows Subsystem for Linux and Microsoft’s Project Astoria. Geekbench score determines how long a processor takes to complete tasks. The quicker the CPU completes the tests, the higher the Geekbench score.

Below is an image of the Geekbench score for the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA).

WSA Geekbench scores
WSA Geekbench scores

Uncovering the Technology behind Android apps on Windows 11

As we stated above, Windows 11 will be using Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), pretty much like the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL).

Additionally, Microsoft is planning on utilizing an undisclosed VM technology to fix issues with Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and remove the need for Google Play Store services. With the Integration of AOSP, the majority of the apps will be working well on Windows 11 operating system.

As per the officials at Microsoft, the Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm (ARM) devices will run the Android apps. For Intel-x86 based systems, Microsoft is planning to use Intel’s Bridge Technology feature, a run-time post compiler that can run applications on that systems.

Intel’s Bridge Technology can also be used on AMD devices. But Microsoft says Bridge tech isn’t necessary for AMD or ARM CPUs.

Windows 11 Android support will be game-changing for sure.

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