Smartphones have become immensely popular in recent years, with people using them for everything from communicating with friends and family to catching up on work. But what if you want to use your favorite Android apps on your Windows PC?
Although there are some solutions available, the new version of Windows 11 comes with an Android emulator. In this article, we will tell you all about the system requirements for Windows 11 PC and how you can make sure your computer is compatible with Android apps. Read on to learn more!
All system requirements for Windows 11 PC to be compatible with Android apps
As you know, Android apps can now be used on Windows 11, which has been officially announced. Keep in mind that only computers that meet a series of requirements stipulated by Microsoft will be able to experience the delights of Android on Windows natively.
Windows 11 PC requirements to run Android apps
Here are the minimum requirements for using Android apps on a Windows device:
- Intel Core i3 8th Gen or higher
- AMD Ryzen 3000 or higher
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c or higher
- 8GB minimum
- 16GB recommended
- Solid State Drive (SSD)
- x64 or ARM64
Activate the virtual machine platform
- To do so, follow this official Microsoft tutorial on how to enable virtualization in Windows 11.
Microsoft requires an SSD to run Android applications. If you use a hard drive, we’re sorry to tell you that you won’t be able to use Android apps on Windows 11.
Now, if you meet all the requirements, then you can install any of the 1000+ Android apps available from the Microsoft Store or the Amazon Appstore. Although it must be said that at the time of writing this article, it is necessary to install the latest Windows 11 optional update to be able to officially use Android applications.
Install the Amazon Appstore on your device.
To install the Amazon Appstore, you will need to install it from the Microsoft Store.
After finishing the installation, the Amazon Appstore and Windows Subsystem for Android™ App Settings will appear in the Start menu and in your application list. When ready, open the Amazon Appstore and sign in with your Amazon account.
Microsoft has announced that Android apps can now be used on Windows 11. This is great news for all Android users out there, as it means you can take your favorite apps with you wherever you go. Keep in mind that only computers that meet a series of requirements stipulated by Microsoft will be able to experience the delights of Android on Windows natively.