Microsoft has partnered with Intel to use its Intel Bridge technology to form Android apps that run natively on its new Windows 11 OS.
Microsoft just unveiled its next-gen Windows 11 OS and it can run Android apps natively. the corporate announced that each one of those apps is going to be downloadable from the Amazon App Store, which can be made available inside the new Windows Store. Users are going to be ready to pin all the Android apps to the taskbar or snap them alongside the normal Windows apps.
The company has partnered with Intel to use its Intel Bridge technology to form these Android apps that run natively on the new OS.
At its special Windows event, the corporate demonstrated running TikTok on Windows 11. It also announced that Ring, Yahoo, Uber, et al. will have full access to Amazon’s app store.
How will Windows 11 run Android apps
Intel Bridge technology will expand mobile applications to run on PCs powered by Intel Core processors. it’s a runtime post-compiler that permits applications to run natively on x86-based devices. The multi-architecture XPU strategy will provide the system with the proper engines for the proper workloads by integrating CPU cores, graphics technology, AI accelerators, image processors and more, during a single, verified solution.
However, it’s still not clear on what percentage of existing devices will support Android apps, considering that the hardware will be got to support Intel Bridge technology.
To recall, Microsoft’s Project Astoria was a push for developers to transform and port their existing Android apps for Windows back in 2015. This was later scrapped with Microsoft admitting that having “two bridge technologies to bring code from mobile operating systems to Windows was unnecessary.”
“Intel and Microsoft’s long-standing approach to OS, system architecture, and hardware integration enables the simplest PC experience for patrons. the mixture of Windows 11 and Intel technologies and platforms offers unmatched performance, compatibility, and experiences on Windows, and we’re bringing people’s favorite experiences from the phone to the PC with Intel Bridge Technology,” said Gregory Bryant, Intel executive vice president, and general manager, Client Computing Group.