Windows 11 supports Android apps by AMD and Arm
Windows 11 supports Android apps by AMD and Arm

One of the biggest announcements of Windows 11 is that Microsoft is introducing the ability to run Android apps on its new operating system, which is powered by Intel's new bridge aggregator that supports running these apps on x86 systems.

Although this is a system developed by Intel, Android apps running Windows 11 are not limited to computers with Intel processors.

Android apps also support AMD and Arm processors.

"Intel believes it is important to have this capability on all x86 platforms, and Bridge technology is designed to support all x86 platforms, including all x86 platforms," ​​Intel said in a statement.

Microsoft has also confirmed that all processor manufacturers can use Android apps, including Arm. Although the company has not discussed how these apps work, it does.

According to Intel, Bridge itself is a post-boot compiler that converts compiled applications for non-x86 platforms (in this case Android apps) into x86 instructions (used on Windows 11 with Intel or AMD processors can be).

Windows 11 supports Android apps

The translator is similar to the reverse version of Apple's Rosetta software used on Mac computers with M1 processors. But instead of converting x86 applications to run on Arm, Arm-based applications are allowed to run on x86 chips.

Windows 11 arm-based devices do not require an additional translation layer and should be able to run Android applications without the Intel Bridge Translator. Good thing Microsoft hasn't fully explained how it works.

Android apps for Windows 11 are available through a new partnership with the Amazon Appstore. Android apps like Tik Tok are included in the new Microsoft Store. However, users must also log into an Amazon account to install the mobile apps.

Once configured, the Android app works like any other Windows app. Including the ability to pin it to the taskbar or organize it with other apps.

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