Windows Subsystem for Android

Windows Subsystem for Android
Component of Microsoft Windows
Launch screen
Introduced inWindows 11

Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) is a compatibility layer on top of Windows 11, which enables the ability to run Android applications.

Background[edit | edit source]

Windows Subsystem for Android was first confirmed at the "What's Next for Windows" event on 24 June 2021, right after the announcement for Windows 11.[1] It was later publicly introduced in the United States on 20 October 2021,[2] with the first preview version available to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel on the same day.[3] It was later released to Insiders in the Dev Channel on 11 November 2021, and to Insiders in the Release Preview Channel on 26 January 2022, respectively.[3] It was released to Windows Insiders in Japan on 18 August 2022.[4]

It also utilizes Intel Bridge Technology, a runtime post-compiler for running ARM apps on x86 based processors.

System requirements[edit | edit source]

Memory 8 GB (minimum)
16 GB (recommended)
Storage type Solid State Drive (SSD)
Intel Coffee Lake (8th Gen) Core i3 series
AMD Ryzen 3000
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c
720p (1280×720) with a 9 inch screen or above

Guide[edit | edit source]

There are two methods to install Android apps:

  • Obtain apps available in the Amazon Appstore, which can be installed from Microsoft Store.
  • Sideload apps by using Android Debug Bridge (ADB) to install any standard Android app installation package (.apk).

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