Microsoft recently unveiled a new version of Windows 11 with several amazing features and design overhaul. It is one of the biggest announcements during its launch event that Windows 11 would run Android apps.
In order to access these Android apps on Windows 11, users will have to install the Amazon app store within the Microsoft Store. This is when Intel Bridge technology kicks in, which translates non-X86 apps to run on that architecture. This will allow users to natively run Android apps on Windows 11.
The software giant was working with Intel and Amazon to make this a reality. Android apps on Windows 11 will also be compatible with AMD CPUs.
Intel believes it is important to provide this capability across all x86 platforms and has designed Intel Bridge technology to support all x86 platforms (including AMD platforms). Microsoft also verified that Android apps will be available for all silicon providers, including Arm.
Intel said a statement said Intel Bridge Technology is a runtime post-compiler that enables applications to run natively on x86-based devices, including running those applications on Windows.
For now, it is unclear whether all Android apps or some Android apps will work on Windows 11. What is clear is that Microsoft is heading in the same direction as Apple, which announced iOS app support on macOS.
According to Microsoft, Windows 11 will work on 8th Gen Intel Core processors or newer, Apollo Lake, and newer Pentium and Celeron processors. Additionally, it will also work on AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs or newer processors as well as 2nd Gen or newer Ryzen Threadripper and AMD EPYC CPUs. Windows 11 will also be supported on some Qualcomm Snapdragon chips.