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Windows 11 vs Chrome OS Which is better for Android apps?

 Windows 11 vs Chrome OS Which is better for Android apps?

Windows 11 vs Chrome OS Which is better for Android apps?

      One of the most striking features of Windows 11 is the ability to install apps from the Amazon Appstore easily and quickly.

      However, it's not the first OS to allow this, Chrome OS has had access to Play Store apps for years.

  We cannot deny that one of the most striking features of the new version of Microsoft's operating system is the compatibility with Android apps.  However, it is not the only desktop operating system capable of this.  For this reason, we will be doing a small comparison between Windows 11 and Chrome OS, which has included the Play Store for years.

  Technically, Windows 11 is not the first version of the operating system capable of running Android apps.  There are emulators like Bluestacks that have allowed you to use Android apps on Windows for quite some time.  Although in the case of Windows 11, the implementation is native and works quite similarly to Chrome OS.

  How it works

  There is a lot of technical stuff behind each system to allow Android apps to run on both operating systems.  We must consider that they were not applications designed for other systems.

  Windows 11 uses Intel Bridge Technology (IBT) to achieve this.  Technically, the term for IBT is "postcompiler runtime".  Which tells the computer how to use the application code.

  In this way, IBT brings together Android apps with everything they need to run on Windows 11. It's essentially an emulation, but with a more localized experience.

  In the case of Chrome OS, the situation is a little simpler.  Android and Chrome OS are based on the Linux kernel.  Android Runtime is tightly integrated with Chrome OS.  This is exactly what translates the application code into native instructions so that Chrome OS can understand them.

  Chrome OS has a complete Android environment running in a container.  Android apps are isolated from the rest of the operating systems, and the same is happening with Microsoft's proposal.  But this is not an emulation.  Chromebooks have two operating systems built in.

  Play Store vs Amazon Appstore

  For most people, there is one real difference that can affect the experience and that is exactly the stores.  In Windows 11, apps are installed from the Amazon Appstore, while in Chrome OS we will access the Play Store.

  We have to consider that Amazon Appstore will be the second best Android app repository.  However, it is a bit far from all that the Google Store can offer.

  Obviously, if we're going to buy a PC and want an easy way to get a great variety of apps, Chrome OS is the clear winner.  Although we must emphasize that using Android apps on these operating systems is not the main thing, it is not something we should exclusively use.

  For example, in the case of Windows 11, there are a very large number of programs and applications designed specifically for the operating system.  Apps that, on many occasions, have more and better options than Android versions.

  How to download Android apps on Windows 11 and Chrome OS?

  Downloading apps in Windows 11 is probably one of the simplest things to do;  You could say it's much simpler than Chrome OS.

  On our Chromebook, we have to go to the developer channel to download the Android APK files.  This completely clears storage on your Chromebook, and simply put, it restores factory settings.  Although Chrome OS syncs everything we have, it can be a bit annoying.

  The process of configuring downloads in Windows 11 is a bit long.  However, we must keep in mind that we only have to do it once and then we can download all the APK files we want.

  The thing we have to make clear is that no operating system handles apps better than another.  Many of these applications do not work properly;  This is mainly because it is designed for mobile devices with touch screens.  In this sense, any operating system is the same.

  In general, it is the same.  There are no significant differences to choose one or the other based solely on how Android apps work.