Home windows 11 is coming later this yr and it’ll not solely deliver an all-new person expertise but in addition permit customers to run Android apps natively. Microsoft showcased how it’s bringing assist for Android apps on Home windows 11 by a fast demo throughout its digital convention on Thursday. The Redmond firm has partnered with Amazon to combine Amazon Appstore inside Microsoft Retailer to allow downloading of Android apps on Home windows 11 PCs. Nevertheless, the brand new working system may even embrace Intel’s proprietary runtime compiler that can natively run Android apps on Home windows PCs.
Microsoft showcased Android apps together with TikTok which are coming to Home windows 11 by Amazon Appstore. “Home windows prospects will be capable of uncover Android apps within the Microsoft Retailer, and purchase them by the Amazon Appstore,” Microsoft mentioned in a weblog submit.
Along with providing Amazon Appstore inside Microsoft Retailer for downloading Android apps, Microsoft has partnered with Intel to make use of the Intel Bridge expertise for providing cellular app assist on Home windows PCs. This may permit customers to natively run Android apps on their Home windows 11 machines, even once they aren’t part of the Appstore.
The post-compiler expertise will notably not be restricted to gadgets based mostly on Intel processors but in addition work with ARM and AMD machines, as reported by The Verge.
“Intel Bridge Expertise is a runtime post-compiler that permits functions to run natively on x86-based gadgets, together with operating these functions on Home windows,” Intel mentioned in a press assertion confirming in depth assist for operating Android apps on Home windows gadgets.
It’s at present unclear whether or not the brand new expertise will likely be out there for operating all Android apps or restricted to some. Microsoft has additionally not offered any readability on whether or not customers would be capable of set up Android apps immediately from their APK information or require some further efforts.
However nonetheless, the most recent strikes by Microsoft have made it clear that the Home windows maker is aiming to tackle Apple that just lately launched iOS app assist on macOS.
Microsoft beforehand additionally confirmed its curiosity in enabling a bridge between Android customers and Home windows machines by launching the Your Cellphone app. It additionally supplied a fair higher integration with Samsung’s Galaxy gadgets.
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