Android apps on Windows 11 require an SSD and at least 8 GB of RAM

Microsoft this week released the first major update for the release version of Windows 11, which brought with it support for Android applications, although officially it is only available in the United States. The Windows Subsystem for Android comes with the Amazon Appstore, which gives you access to over a thousand Android apps. However, no one forbids installing applications using APK files. You can read about installing the subsystem and APK files in our article.

Microsoft also published a document that specifies the minimum system requirements for running Android applications in Windows 11. In particular, the device must be equipped with an SSD drive and at least 8 GB of RAM. As for processors, it requires at least an 8th generation Intel Core i3, AMD Ryzen 3000 or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c.

Category Requirement
RAM 8 GB (minimum)
16 GB (recommended)
Drive type Solid State Drive (SSD)
CPU 8th generation Intel Core i3 (minimum) or higher
AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum) or higher
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum) or higher
Processor architecture x64 or ARM64
Virtual Machine Platform You can read more about enabling virtualization on Windows 11 devices. Microsoft support site.

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