Following documents for the Windows Subsystem for Android were posted on Microsoft’s site earlier in the day. The company has announced that Android apps will soon be accessible in Windows 11 if you’re a Windows Insider. Incredibly, you’ll need to be in the Beta channel instead of in the Dev channel to be able to download the initial preview of Android applications for Windows 11. Microsoft states that it plans to try out the feature initially with the version that is running Windows 11 that is already open to the public and suggests that the part will be released separately from the regular feature update when it is ready to release to the general people.
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If you’re looking to test out Android applications on Windows 11, you’re going to require a few specifications and the standard prerequisites necessary for Windows 11. Based on Microsoft’s Windows 11 feature requirements posted by Microsoft, they need a computer with at least 8GB of RAM and an SSD drive and an 8th-generation Intel Core i3, AMD Ryzen 3000, as well as Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c processor or higher. These aren’t essential requirements to run Windows 11, but you’ll require them to run Android applications.
Another prerequisite, at least at present the PC’s location is in that of the United States, and to access the Amazon Appstore, you’ll also require a US-based Amazon account.
Apart from that, you have to make sure that virtualization is enabled within your PC’s BIOS/UEFI and be a part of the Windows Insider Beta channel. Microsoft’s blog post is expected to contain a link to start creating Android application support. However, it’s not live yet. But, all you need to download is Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Android from the Microsoft Store, and you’ll soon be able to notice Amazon’s Amazon Appstore show up in the Start menu.
When you download your Amazon Appstore from the Microsoft Store, it will automatically install an upgrade to the Windows Subsystem for Android, letting these apps run. At first, just fifty apps in the Amazon Appstore will be available for download, including games like Lords Mobile and the Kindle app and kids’ content through apps such as Khan Academy Kids. There will be more apps available in the months ahead, however. Microsoft hasn’t said if you can download Android applications outside of the Store as of yet.
The release does have specific known issues that are known to be a problem, like issues with the Microsoft Store not showing ratings for Amazon Appstore apps and performance differences when running multiple applications simultaneously. Here’s a complete list of known problems:
Problems have been reported concerning Android apps running on Windows 11
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- The Microsoft Store does not show reviews on Amazon Appstore apps.
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- If you’re having trouble with Amazon App Store sign-in issues, disable your Ad Blocker.
- Accessibility options aren’t available when you use this feature of the Amazon Appstore.
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- Access issues to networks with Cellular LTE ARM64.
- There may be visual artifacts in the display when using specific programs that run on ARM64.
- Performance can vary when running multiple concurrent apps.
- There are camera issues that have been reported in particular applications.
- Applications that are coming out of modern standby will face problems.
If you’re part of the Dev section within the Windows Insider program, you’ll need to wait a little longer before accessing Android applications. Microsoft promises to provide the feature to people “down the line,” but not right now.
Android applications were initially planned to launch with Windows 11, but indefinitely, a full launch. The date is currently set for 2022, but we’ll need to watch how the testing period plays out.