Microsoft has released Android app support for Windows 11 Beta Channel Insiders

Android app support for Windows 11 Beta: Although Microsoft began pushing out its next-generation desktop OS, Windows 11, to the general public earlier this month, several of the promised features were not available at launch. Support for Android applications on Windows 11, for example, was not available at launch. But, as of today, Microsoft has begun rolling out Windows Subsystem for Android to Insiders in the Beta channel. However, there are a few things to keep in mind before installing Android apps on your Windows 11 computer.

Android app support for Windows 11 Beta: A recent official blog post from the Redmond giant confirmed the deployment. Although the functionality is available in the Beta channel for Insiders, users will need to meet certain additional system requirements to run the Android applications.

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To begin, beta testers will need a computer with at least 8GB of RAM, an SSD storage drive, and an 8th-generation Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3000-series, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c CPU or above. Users must also change their computer’s locale to the United States and grant access to the Amazon Appstore. To use the Appstore, they’ll also need an Amazon account with a US address.

Users must additionally have virtualization activated from their system’s BIOS/UEFI after meeting the preceding criteria. Users may download the Windows subsystem for Android from the Microsoft Store (see link) after the criteria are met, and the Amazon Appstore will appear in the Windows 11 Start menu.

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After installing the Amazon Appstore, beta testers will be able to browse the marketplace for Android apps and download them to their Windows 11 computers. The Amazon Appstore currently has just 50 Android apps, including the Kindle app, the Washington Post, Lords Mobile, Clash of Kings, Comixology, and other educational apps for kids. Microsoft, on the other hand, will be adding additional apps for consumers in the coming months.

You can test out the Android applications on your Windows 11 PC right now if you’re a Windows Insider in the Beta channel and have the appropriate hardware components. Also, in the comments section below, tell us about your experience running Android apps on a Windows PC.

 

VIA XDA Developers

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