The End of Android Emulators?

Microsoft’s Project Latte allows Android apps to run natively on Windows 11 

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With the Project Latte that Microsoft announced a year ago, that it intends to run Android apps natively on Windows PC. Microsoft has now announced that Windows 11 will be able to run Android apps natively and that Android apps will be available in Microsoft Stores! And The Amazon App Store will be a library for installing the Android apps on Windows.

What will happen to all the 3rd Party emulators like BlueStack, and Nox? We will be telling you about the Android app feature on Windows 11, and what that means for the third-party Android Emulators.

Does Windows 11 really run Android apps “Natively”? 

Even though Microsoft said that they run Android apps “Natively” on Windows 11. The word “Native” is a bit farfetched, considering that Windows 11 technically still need to emulate the application. Moreover, instead of installing Android Applications from the faster Google Play Service, Windows sideload the Applications from Amazon App Stores.

Why Will Android Applications run faster on Windows 11 than most 3rd party Android Emulators? 

The Intel Bridge Technology will allow Windows11 to utilize system resources better when running Android Applications, allowing Android applications to run faster than on most 3rd Party Android Emulators. However, without the help of the Google Play Service, some apps might even run slower.

What is the Downside of Running an Android Application on Windows 11? 

1. Windows 11’s Android app store is powered by Amazon App Store. It is a major drawback to emulators. Because while Amazon App Store has a decent amount of apps, and Google Play Store is still undoubtedly the biggest library of Android apps.

2. Android Apps in Windows 11 are a result of a partnership between Microsoft and e-commerce giant Amazon. So it does not support Google Play Services. Google Play Services allows apps to run more efficiently and allow them to connect to the internet, without it some apps will not run that as well as on an android device or straight up will not work. 

So, is it really the end of 3rd party android emulators? 

Short answer yes, long answer no, but few people will want to use it.

Once people switch to Windows 11 and find out that there is an Android Emulator built-in, they will just use it, especially people who do not have a lot of understanding of computers, who just want to run a simple Android app on their computer. 

The 3rd party Android emulator, which has a lot more functionality. Will only be used by gamers and developers rather than the general public.

5 comments

  1. This is really interesting, I didn’t know about Project Latte until now. It’s probably not enough to make me want to switch to windows 11, but it will be interesting to see what effect this has on 3rd party emulators.

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