Last week, we learned that Windows 11 could run Android apps. Microsoft has partnered with Amazon to make this possible. We can expect more developments to be introduced in the coming weeks, especially now that more developers have started bringing Windows 11 to more Android phones. Xiaomi and OnePlus smartphones are being used, so we know that it really is possible. Windows 11 will also allow you to download APK files of Android applications. On the other hand, some Android phones can now run Windows 11.
This is not an official solution, but developers can bring Windows 11 to Android devices. Some Already done. Windows 11 on a Xiaomi or OnePlus phone is possible.
Specifically, smartphones running on the Snapdragon 845 processor can be installed with Windows 11 ARM64. This is part of the “Renegade” project from developer Xilin Wu. Phones with Snapdragon 855 can also run Windows.
The phones used in the project were the Xiaomi Mi 8 and the OnePlus 6T. Those are older phones, but booting the Windows OS on them has been successful. There is only one problem: most of the functions of the operating system cannot be used.
The efforts seem unusable, but it is the first step towards development. It tells us that it can be done. With a few tweaks here and there, we’re confident that a Windows phone can become a reality, one day.
If you are interested, you can try a custom UEFI environment for your Android phone with Snapdragon 845. Please note that this is not an official solution, so support may be limited or not available.