It is posible run Android app (.apk) on Windows 11 Insider?


Rahulji

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Hi,

it is possible now or only after final release in Oct 2021? thx
 

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I haven't tried yet - I need to try it lol.
 

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Hi,

it is possible now or only after final release in Oct 2021? thx
That feature hasn't been added yet, as far as I'm aware.
 

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    Intel Core i9-12900K
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    128 GB G.Skill Trident Z RGB DDR4-4000
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I thought not - but it keeps prompting me to finish setting up my phone lol. So then I started thinking maybe they sneaked it in.
 

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    Windows 11 23H2 Current build
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    AMD Ryzen 9 3950X
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    MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE
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    4 * 32 GB - Corsair Vengeance 3600 MHz
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    EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti XC3 ULTRA GAMING (12G-P5-3955-KR)
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    Realtek® ALC1220 Codec
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    2x Eve Spectrum ES07D03 4K Gaming Monitor (Matte) | Eve Spectrum ES07DC9 4K Gaming Monitor (Glossy)
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    3x Samsung 980 Pro NVMe PCIe 4 M.2 2 TB SSD (MZ-V8P2T0B/AM) } 3x Sabrent Rocket NVMe 4.0 1 TB SSD (USB)
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling’s Silencer Series 1050 Watt, 80 Plus Platinum
    Case
    Fractal Design Define 7 XL Dark ATX Full Tower Case
    Cooling
    Arctic Liquid Freezer III 420 RGB + Air 3x 140mm case fans (pull front) + 1x 120 mm (push back) and 1 x 120 mm (pull bottom)
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Downloaded the Angry Birds from Store and runs fine, but to exit the game, I had to do the three finger salute. That needs improvement
 

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Downloaded the Angry Birds from Store and runs fine, but to exit the game, I had to do the three finger salute. That needs improvement
So it is possible now Android APKs in W11?
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 21H2
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    Ryzen 5
    Motherboard
    Asus
    Memory
    4GB
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    GeForce
    Monitor(s) Displays
    DELL
    Keyboard
    MS

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Hi,

it is possible now or only after final release in Oct 2021? thx
Final release for Oct 2021 has not been officially confirmed yet. That's just what everyone is thinking. Yes, MS hopes to release it then, but the exact time has not been set forth from MS. . . . .. We all can hope though. That's only 3 months out.
 

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I installed Bluestacks on my HP laptop. Then uninstalled as I didn't need it. Now I'm stuck with an Oneplus A5000 device in my profile at play.google.com. I can only hide the device from the menu in Library and Devices. I also found 2 files in 'Allowed Devices' and deleted but device still appears. I checked services but not sure what service relates to Bluestacks. I did log into my account.google.com, found the device and signed off. It finally disappeared after 28 days. However, still appears in the other Google url.
 

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    16gb
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The ability to run android apps has now been introduced on Insider versions and works on release version, although it is not official as far as I know.

However it is limited to a number of countries, and only works with a limited range Apps from the Amazon Appstore.

MS missed the biggest opportunity here by not collaborating with Google Playstore. Politics of course.

Regarding Android emulators, most of them are effectively type 2 hypervisors and will have issues if Hyper-V or Windows Hypervisor Platform is installed. Latter is used by Defender Credential Guard (if Hyper-V is not installed)

These would have to use Windows Hypervisor Platform APIs and should coexist. However performance will take a hit.

There is a workaround by disabling the hyperV hypervisor, using bcdedit but you may also need to disable Defender Credential Guard as well (not tested so cannot say for sure).

The new android tool works ok with hyper-v etc installed, as it uses a different method of execution via Windows Subsystem For Android which is similar to the Windows System For Linux.

EDIT: See post Side load apps onto WSA about running google playstore on WSA.
 
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    Yep, Laptop has one.
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    16 GB
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    Integrated Intel Iris XE
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    Realtek built in
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    Yep, got one
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    Edge mostly
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    TPM 2.0
I used Bluestacks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 22623.891
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP
    CPU
    11th Gen Intel R Core TM i7 - 1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Memory
    16gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel R Iris R Xe Graphics
    Sound Card
    Realtek R Audio, Intel Smart Sound
    Hard Drives
    C
    Browser
    Google
    Antivirus
    Windows Security/Microsoft Defender
    Other Info
    Downloaded MSEdgeRedirect

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 Pro + others in VHDs
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    ASUS Vivobook 14
    CPU
    I7
    Motherboard
    Yep, Laptop has one.
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Integrated Intel Iris XE
    Sound Card
    Realtek built in
    Monitor(s) Displays
    N/A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1 TB Optane NVME SSD, 1 TB NVME SSD
    PSU
    Yep, got one
    Case
    Yep, got one
    Cooling
    Stella Artois
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Bluetooth , wired
    Internet Speed
    72 Mb/s :-(
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    TPM 2.0

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