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Microsoft has shared the official device requirements for running Android apps and games via Windows 11’s new Amazon Appstore preview, and they’re surprisingly more demanding than what one might have expected.

According to a support page, Windows 11 users who want to run mobile apps via the Amazon Appstore should be able to get away with 8 GB of system memory, but 16 GB of RAM—a relatively beefy amount that won’t be found even in the requirements for some of today’s most demanding games, such as Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2—is recommended for the ideal experience. These systems should also be equipped with at least an 8th Gen Intel Core i3, AMD Ryzen 3000, or Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c processor, as well as an SSD.

The Amazon Appstore was introduced as part of a new experience pack that was pushed to Windows 11 systems this week, allowing U.S. users to enjoy select Android apps and games such as Audible, Kindle, Subway Surfers, Lords Mobile, and Khan Academy Kids. The experience is partially enabled by Intel’s Bridge Technology.

Install mobile apps and the Amazon Appstore (Microsoft)

Device requirements

  • Make sure your device has Windows 11 installed. To see the minimum requirements needed for your PC, go to Windows 11 Specs and System Requirements. To use mobile apps on your device, your PC also needs to meet these requirements:
RAM8 GB (minimum)
16 GB (recommended)
Storage typeSolid State Drive (SSD)
ProcessorIntel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum) or aboveAMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum) or aboveQualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum) or above
Processor architecturex64 or ARM64
Virtual Machine PlatformThis setting needs to be enabled. For more info, go to Enable virtualization on Windows 11 PCs.

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