One of Microsoft’s most important announcements in recent years was when we introduced Windows 11 that the operating system would support native running of Android apps. The two systems significantly increased their interoperability with this runtime as the provision of these apps would work on the Amazon side, although they could be installed independently.

Now Microsoft has announced that Windows 11 will begin rolling out on October 5, and although Android compatibility won’t arrive until 2022, Windows Insider program users have more information. They received the documentation and the download link to the application that will be responsible for bringing Android to Windows 11: the new Windows Syb system for Android.

Windows Subsystem for Android

It’s possible that this cross-system compatibility has happened in the past, at some point in the life of Windows 10, which remains the company’s primary system. This is because Windows has already incorporated a small Linux kernel within it with its Windows Subsystem for Linux. And now for Android the same nomenclature will be used.

The app is not yet public but the download link from the Windows Store has already been sent to Insider program members, and its presence in the Windows Store ensures that it can be updated independently of the system itself. . In other words, everything indicates that we will have faster and more constant updates than Windows 11 itself.

The new WSA or Windows Subsystem for Android will be responsible for running the Android apps when we install them on Windows 11, either from the Amazon AppStore or from the apk files by ourselves (we don’t know anything compatibility with Android application bundles). In the leaked documentation, as it is still confidential, some information is also revealed about its minimum requirements: we will need at least 8 GB of RAM, although Microsoft recommends 16 GB, and have an ARM64 or x64 architecture.