Last month Microsoft deployed an Amazon application store that allows users to run Android apps to Windows 11 users. The feature was only available to users who were part of the Windows Insider beta channel. Now, the company has also released the update for users who are registered with the Windows Dev Channel. The ability of the operating system to run Android apps was already revealed by the company in June.
Microsoft has partnered with Amazon and popular app developers to organize 50 apps for Windows Insiders to test and validate on a wide variety of hardware. If you want to try the Android app on Windows 11, you need to join the Windows Insider Beta or Dev channel first. You will also need to set your PC’s region to the United States and to access the Amazon app store you will need a United States-based Amazon account.
Apart from that, you will also have to keep in mind a few system requirements in addition to the Windows 11 basic requirements. According to Microsoft, your PC should have at least 8 GB of RAM, an SSD with 8th Generation Intel Core i3, AMD Ryzen 3000, or a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c or higher processor. If you’re not a part of Windows Insider, you can run Android apps on Windows 11 through the Windows Subsystem for Android.
The company claims that running Android apps and games on Windows 11 will feel familiar to you, and you can easily run those apps side-by-side using the new Snap Layouts feature. You can also pin them to your Start menu or Taskbar and interact with them via mouse, touch or stylus. Android apps are also integrated in Alt + Tab and the Task view to quickly switch between apps. You can see Android app notifications notifications in Action Center or share your clipboard between a Windows app and an Android app.