Windows 11 won’t let you run Android apps if you’re low on RAM

Windows 11 won't include Android app support at launch - The Verge

As the Windows 11 release, scheduled for next October 5 , more details about the expected support for Android applications . A few weeks ago, Microsoft acknowledged the delay of the general availability of its flagship feature and announced that it will reach Insiders “in the coming months.” Now an essential piece revealed what the hardware requirements will be to run APK or AAB on the desk.

According BleepingComputer , before the rollout for members of the Windows Insider Program begins, Microsoft released the placeholder of the subsystem from Android in your app store. It is the element that, among other things, thanks to a virtual machine, will provide compatibility with the Android Open Source Project (AOSP). This will require a minimum of 8 GB of RAM and 16 GB of RAM for recommended operation.

According to these data, those who use Windows 11 with less than 8 GB of RAM (4 GB is the minimum required to install it) will be left without the possibility of running Android applications. As for the processor, the Android subsystem will work both with Intel chips , as AMD or ARM . This will be made possible by Intel’s Bridge Technology, which is a run-time post compiler that provides native support beyond architecture.

Android Apps on Windows 11

Android applications can be downloaded in Windows 11 from the Amazon store , which will be integrated into the new Microsoft Store. The day of the presentation of their new operating system, those of Redmond showed running apps like TikTok, Ring, Yahoo, Uber and more. With this move, the software giant would be trying to catch up with Apple, which already allows executing iOS apps on macOS computers with M1 chips.

However, the Amazon Appstore will not have all the Android applications available in the Google App Store. While rumors have arisen in recent months that apps from unknown sources would be allowed to be installed, that has yet to be confirmed. Now we just have to wait to see if this feature will work as Microsoft wants but, above all, if it will convince users.