You need 16GB of RAM to run Android apps smoothly on your Windows 11 desktop

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  • According to Microsoft, Android support for Windows 11 will require at least 8GB of RAM.
  • If you want a smoother, faster experience, the company recommends that you have 16GB.
  • Recent benchmark scores gave users an idea of how the Android Subsystem will perform.
  • There is still no official rollout date for this long-awaited feature, but 2022 seems more probable.
Android Windows 11 Support

If you didn’t already know, the Redmond-based tech company has confirmed that Android apps are coming to Windows 11 and users will be able to try mobile applications on the desktop operating system soon.

However, Microsoft also specified that this long-awaited feature will not be integrated into the first version of the upcoming OS, and roll out to users somewhere in the first half of 2022.

Also, some users discovered recently that the Windows Subsystem for Android software was available on the Microsoft store.

Users unearth more hints about Android support

Just ahead of the beta testing with Insiders, Microsoft has already published the placeholder for the Android subsystem in the Microsoft Store.

And according to the tech giant’s decision, Android support for Windows 11 will require at least 8GB of RAM. But if you want to have the smoothest experience, then 16GB of RAM is recommended.

Recent benchmark scores have been published on Geekgench, giving users their first glimpse at the performance of Microsoft’s long-rumored Android Subsystem.

As you know, this whole setup is based on Windows Subsystem for Linux and Microsoft’s Project Astoria (for enabling Android apps support on Windows Phones).

We don’t know for sure yet, but these tests, along with Microsoft’s Store listing also seem to indicate that a high-end configuration is required to run mobile apps smoothly on Windows 11.

Redmond officials are also planning to use unknown virtual machine technology to address issues with Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and eliminate the need for Google Play Store services.

With the helo of AOSP, integration, most applications will work fine on the desktop operating system, so we don’t have to worry too much, hopefully.

What we do know is that Android apps will work on Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm (ARM) devices.

As far as Intel PCs go, Microsoft is planning to use Intel’s Bridge Technology feature, which is a run-time post compiler to enable applications that are not compiled to run natively on x86-based devices.

Remember that the new operating system will start rolling out to compatible devices starting with the 5th of October.

When do you think Microsoft will provide availability for native Android support? Share your opinion with us in the comments section below.

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