ANDROID SUBSYSTEM FOR XBOX AND PC

Originally Microsoft indicated that the new Windows 11 operating system will be able to run Android apps. Now it is known that this will be available for the Xbox One and above as well.

The Android support will be delivered later on. Windows is now in ARM as well as AMD64 suggesting the support may be more oriented for the ARM based machines but a virtual machine can handle any operating system.

Windows also has the Linux subsystem which makes porting applications easier. It appears that Microsoft is trying to expand the appeal of Windows to more potential users.

The studio has one low end Android tablet with 8 GB RAM and 512GB of storage, There is no SD card slot but with 512GB the tablet appears as a storage device when connected with a USB cable. Only thing that uses a SD card now is the microscope I use for studying counterfeit components. The Android tablet has a lower resolution 1280×800 LCD but newer models with 1920×1080 LCD are now more widely available.

Android has existed on mobile phones and tablets for a long time. Its not known how well apps will handle higher resolution displays. Most likely the developers are looking at iPad and now Apple is handling the applications.

There are a lot of mobile games for Android which will be available in the PC once Microsoft gets the platform ready. There is an existing category for Android games which exists as several games are on mobile as well as on the PC etc.

The MSI X570-A PRO is a powerful platform with 32 GB of RAM and the EVGA RTX 2080. The R5 3600 processor is 6 cores and 12 threads which seems to be adequate with games to this juncture. New consoles may influence component procurements.

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