Microsoft has released a beta version of the Windows subsystem for Android. This allows US members of the Windows Insider Program to test Android apps on Windows 11. It is not known when the feature will be released to all users.
Microsoft writes In a blog post Windows Insiders in the beta channel will be able to test Android apps on Windows 11. This testing feature is available for systems with chips from AMD, Intel, and Qualcomm. The company stated that the test is currently only available to users in the United States.
The test view currently consists of fifty applications, but this view should be gradually expanded. Currently, mobile games such as Lords Mobile and Coin Master are available, the company wrote, as well as Kindle and children’s apps such as Khan Academy Kids.
Android apps for Windows come from the Amazon Appstore and can be installed via the Windows Store. The apps work just like regular Windows apps and support features like the new Snap Layouts from Windows 11. Android apps are also integrated into the alt + tab menu and mission viewMicrosoft reports. Notifications from Android apps are also displayed in a file Control Center Windows and Android apps can also share the clipboard.
The feature uses the so-called Windows subsystem for the Android component, which runs on Windows 11. This is based on the Linux kernel and the AOSP build of Android 11. This component is distributed through the Microsoft Store as part of the Amazon Appstore installation. The subsystem runs in a Hyper-V VM, just like the Windows subsystem for Linux.
Microsoft announced Windows 11 Earlier this year And bring the operating system On October 5. The company previously mentioned that Windows 11 will receive support for Android apps, but announced later This feature will not be available once it is released. use the function From Intel Bridge Translator, which allows Arm-only applications to run on x86 machines. It is not known when the Windows subsystem for Android will be released for all Windows 11 users.
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