Microsoft’s February update brought several major features, such as support for android apps. At present, the Microsoft Store has launched the Amazon App Store preview. This means that users can download Android apps on Windows 11 through the Amazon Appstore, but this feature is currently only available to users in the United States.
At the same time, Microsoft has also released the minimum system requirements for running Android applications on Windows 11, although Microsoft only recommends solid-state drives (SSD) as the storage type. While it’s not explicitly SATA III or NVMe, both can be supported.
System requirements for running Android applications on Windows 11:
|RAM||8 GB (minimum), 16 GB (recommended)|
|Storage type||Solid State Drive (SSD)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum) or above, AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum) or above, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum) or above.|
|Processor architecture||x64 or ARM64|
|Virtual machine platform||This setting needs to be enabled|
We found that for the Windows 11 system itself, Microsoft only mentioned “64GB” as a requirement and didn’t specifically say which storage method to use. Maybe Microsoft feels that running the Windows Subsystem on Android (WSA) might be overkill for spinning hard drives.
Also, the omission of Ryzen 2000 processors caught our attention, with only Ryzen 3000 listed in the requirements table above. Ryzen 2000 series CPUs (not Ryzen 2000 APUs) are based on the Zen+ microarchitecture, and Microsoft officially supports Windows 11.