Microsoft confirms that Windows 11 still cannot run Android apps

Microsoft officially announced that it will officially push Windows 11 on October 5, 2021. All eligible Windows 10 PCs will be upgraded to Windows 11 for free, and various PC devices pre-installed with Windows 11 will also be available for sale. But this does not mean that all the features of Windows 11 are complete. In the next period of time, Microsoft still has a lot of work to do.

In the presentation at the press conference on June 24 this year, Microsoft has confirmed that Windows 11 will be able to run the Android app. However, this feature is not available when Windows 11 is officially released, and it still has to wait for a while. Microsoft said it looks forward to cooperating with Amazon and Intel to introduce the Android apps to Windows 11 and the new Microsoft Store, and related tests will begin in the next few months.

Windows 11 Android apps

Microsoft uses Bridge technology from Intel to run Android apps on Windows 11. This is to recompile the code in real-time so that the software and hardware of different architectures can be compatible with each other. The new Microsoft App Store integrates the Amazon App Store and provides Android app download to install. For many users, this is a very useful feature.

Previously, Microsoft also confirmed that Windows 11 can install Android apps in other ways, that is, directly use the apk file to install. However, apps downloaded on some app markets are likely to bring some security and privacy risks.