Want to run Android Apps on Windows 11 Natively? You might have become fed up with emulators that slow down your PC and you are not able to run the apps properly.
For a long period of time people have been using mostly BlueStacks emulator to use the android apps on their PCs. But that is about to change. With the launch of Windows 11 on the 24th of June, we have come to know that users will be enabled and can easily use the Android apps on Windows 11 Natively.
Amazon App Store on Windows 11
Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows 11. The software giant revealed its surprise Windows 11 addition during its special Windows event today. Android apps will run natively on Windows 11 and will be downloadable from Amazon’s Appstore, via the new Windows Store that’s included in the operating system.
Microsoft says it’s using Amazon’s Appstore to bring Android apps to Windows 11. Apps will be listed in the new Windows Store and can be pinned to the taskbar or snapped alongside traditional Windows apps. Microsoft is also partnering with Intel to use its Intel Bridge technology to make this a reality, although the Android apps will still work with both AMD and Arm-based systems.
Android Apps on Windows 11 Finally!!!!
It seems like people have been trying to get Android apps running on Windows PCs for a decade. (Oh wait, it has been a decade.) Microsoft has long had trouble attracting app developers to Windows despite developing tools for Android and iOS devs to port their apps to Windows.
However, in the past few years, Microsoft changed its strategy by making moves to bring your phone experiences to your PC. The company’s Your Phone app, for instance, lets you pair your Android device with a Windows 10 PC so you can send and read texts, make and receive calls, see your photos and get notifications.
Toward the end of last year, Microsoft started rolling out an update to Your Phone that allows you to run Android apps from your phone on your Windows 10 computer. The feature developed from a relationship with Samsung and, consequently, it only works with Samsung devices currently.
Windows 11 App Store What’s New
The company is using Intel’s Bridge technology to run Android apps on Windows 11. And those apps can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store, which is integrated with Amazon’s app store collection. Android apps can be resized like any other Windows application, but don’t expect them to scale well as there is a lot of fragmentation in screen sizes and aspect ratios in the PC segment.
Intel Bridge technology
“Intel Bridge Technology is a runtime post-compiler that enables applications to run natively on x86-based devices, including running those applications on Windows,” per the release. “Intel’s multi-architecture XPU strategy provides the right engines for the right workloads by integrating leading CPU cores, graphics technology, artificial intelligence accelerators, image processors and more, in a single, verified solution.”
Microsoft will release the first beta build of Windows 11 next week, and the stable version will be released sometime in Q4 of 2021. However, a broader rollout will happen in Q1 of 2022. Windows 11 is a free upgrade for those who already have a genuine copy of the Windows 10 operating system.
The problem with using Android outside of the Play Store is that you lose access to the Google Play Services APIs for things like push notifications. Amazon has been building its own replacement APIs and cloud services for years for Fire OS, and if you can’t have Google Play, it’s the next best thing.
That’s all we have for now on how you will be able to access the PlayStore app from the new Windows 11.