Windows 11 running android App: Microsoft recommends 16GB of RAM and SSD, excluding Ryzen 2000 series

2022-07-10 0 By

Microsoft has released its first major update to Windows 11, including a preview version of Windows Subsystem for Android in the Microsoft Store, a redesigned notepad and multimedia player, and taskbar improvements.That means Windows 11 can finally run the Android App.For many, android apps don’t need fancy specs to run on PCS, since they’re designed to run on low-power devices.However, according to Microsoft, 16GB of RAM is recommended for running the Android App on Windows 11, although 8GB is a minimum.In addition, Microsoft says it needs to use SSDS instead of HDDS.According to Microsoft documentation, Windows 11 hardware configuration requirements related to TPM 2.0 require Intel Core 8 or above, AMD Ryzen 2000 series or above, and Qualcomm 7 and 8 series platforms.Running Android apps on Windows 11 is a bit more demanding, though, and AMD’s Ryzen 2000 series processors, which are widely used, have been ruled out.It is understood that this may have something to do with Intel’s Bridge technology, which is not supported by the Ryzen 2000 series due to differences between Zen+ and Zen 2 architectures.To make android apps run on Windows 11, Microsoft uses Intel’s Bridge technology, which recompiles code in real time to make software and hardware of different architectures compatible.While Intel has said that Bridge supports all x86 platforms, Microsoft’s request appears to contradict that claim.