The tool is a post-compiler for x86-based devices that runs in the background.

Following the release of an early copy of Windows 11 to the public, there weren’t many surprises during Microsoft’s recent “What’s next for Windows” event, but the one that did come out was a significant one. Android applications will be supported by the next edition of Microsoft’s operating system. Furthermore, Windows 11 will not only emulate them, but will also create them from scratch.

Using Intel’s Bridge technology, Microsoft’s Panos Panay claimed that the integration will be “seamless and smooth,” according to the company. What he didn’t mention was exactly how the technology will function, but we now know how it would function as well, thanks to his explanation.

Bridge, according to Intel, is a runtime post-compiler that enables applications that were initially built for a number of different hardware platforms to operate natively on x86-based platforms. In addition, the firm notes out that the technology is part of its ongoing XPU strategy, which implies that it will be used for more than just bringing Android apps to Windows 11.

Those concerned about AMD compatibility should not be concerned. Intel Bridge, according to Microsoft, will function across all x86 CPUs, including those manufactured by AMD.

It has been demonstrated in reality that the introduction of an option that allows Windows 11 to natively run Android applications brings the operating system closer to Apple’s M1-based Mac computers, which can run iOS apps without the need for any adjustments to their software by developers.



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