The arrival of Windows 11 is certainly big news going on the internet today, however, one of the best and most talked about features that Microsoft’s latest OS will be bringing along with it is the option to run Android apps on its new operating system, powered by a new “Intel Bridge”. It’s a compiler that helps those apps to run on x86 systems.
However, the best thing is that though the system is an Intel-developed system, Android apps on Windows 11 will also run on AMD and Arm-based processors that will support Windows 11.
“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).”
Intel’s official announcement states that Bridge is a run-time post compiler that translates applications for non-x86 platforms and converts them into x86 instructions (which can run on Windows 11 with Intel or AMD CPUs).
However, since Arm-based Windows 11 devices already have a translation layer, they will be able to run Android apps without Intel Bridge, in theory, of course. But Microsoft is still to explain the workings of this process yet.
The Android Apps on Windows 11 will be available through a partnership of Microsoft with Amazon’s Appstore. Android apps like TikTok will be listed on the new Microsoft Store, and users will have to log in to their Amazon accounts to install the mobile applications. The ability to run Android apps on Windows 11 without the aid of third-party software is welcoming.