Can My Windows 11 PC Run Android Apps?

Can My Windows 11 PC Run Android Apps

In October last year, Microsoft started rolling out Android apps support on Windows 11 via Windows Subsystem for Android for Windows Insiders. After months of testing in Insider channels, the Redmond giant has now brought Android apps to stable builds of Windows 11† Alongside this move, the company has shared the system requirements for running Android apps on Windows 11. In this article, we have highlighted the minimum specifications you will need to use Android applications on your Windows 11 PC.

Check If Your Windows 11 PC Can Run Android Apps (2022)

Microsoft recommends at least 16GB RAM for a smooth experience while using Android apps. Meanwhile, you will need at least 8GB of RAM to get Android apps up and running without glitches. The processor requirements for running Android apps include Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum) or above, AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum) or above, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum) or above. Coming to the storage type, an SSD is recommended.

Check out the exact system requirements below:

  • RAM: 8 GB (minimum) | 16 GB (recommended)
  • Storage type: Solid State Drive (SSD)
  • Processor:
    • Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum) or above
    • AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum) or above
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum) or above
  • Processor architecture: x64 or ARM64
  • Virtual Machine Platform: Enabled

Windows 11 System Requirements to Run Android Applications

While the requirements to run Android apps are slightly higher than Windows 11’s system requirements, any modern Windows 11 laptop or PC should be able to pull it off. If you are looking for a guide to get started with this process, do check our article on how to install and run Android apps on Windows 11† We also have a separate guide to help you sideload apps on Windows 11

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