Want to run Android apps on your computer? Previously, you might need to buy a Chromebook, but that will change in Windows 11. In an announcement by Microsoft and Amazon, both companies will be partnering with each other where in Windows 11, you will be able to access the Amazon Appstore and download and use Android apps.
This will be accomplished through another partnership with Intel, where Microsoft will use Intel’s Bridge technology to help make this happen. In a way, we can’t say we’re too surprised. After all, Apple’s M1 Mac computers can run iOS apps, although Apple had originally designed it as a bridge of sorts while more Apple Silicon apps are being developed.
According to Palanidaran Chidambaram, Director of the Amazon Appstore and Cross-Screen Technology, “Today we offer a broad selection of mobile apps in our Amazon Appstore, available across Fire TV, Fire Tablets, and Android devices that our customers use and enjoy every day. With this announcement, Amazon Appstore developers will now have the opportunity to make their Android apps available to hundreds of millions of Windows customers.”
We’re not sure what the experience is going to be like since we haven’t tried it out for ourselves, but it could go a long way in making Windows even more useful. That being said, it should be noted that the app availability in Amazon’s Appstore and Google Play Store are different, so you may or may not be able to find the app you want.