If you have a mobile with Android 13, you can now install a virtual machine with Windows 11 on it

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The first preview version of Android 13 It appeared a few days ago, and although at the moment access to this edition is limited to a few mobile phones, some surprises offered by Google’s new mobile operating system are notable.

This is the ability of this system to run virtual machines easily and powerfully. A developer has already taken advantage of the option, and has shown how it is possible use Windows 11 ARM in a virtual machine on your Pixel 6.

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The news is striking, especially considering that Microsoft has never achieved His Windows Phone mobile platform caught on, any more than Windows 10 Mobile and his idea of ​​Universal Windows Apps (UWP) did.

However, an Android app developer named Danny Lin—going by the alias kdrag0n on Twitter—has shown how you have managed to get Windows 11 ARM working in a virtual machine on your Google Pixel 6. His mobile was already updated to that preliminary version of the new Google operating system, Android 13 DP1 (Developer Preview 1).

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In fact Lin indicated that Windows 11 was “really usable” despite the fact that the hardware acceleration of the GPU was not supported and therefore on a visual level the graphics were somewhat limited.

Still the virtual machine created through the popular QEMU it was surprisingly smooth —and of course, you could play Doom on it— and the truth is that the captures in landscape mode showed that the interface did not have much to envy (except for resolution and screen diagonal) to those of a laptop or a PC conventional.

That support for creating and using virtual machines not only allowed you to prove that it was possible to run Windows 11 ARM on your Pixel 6, it also makes it possible to create and run virtual machines with various Linux distributions (for ARM architectures), of which he states that they work with “almost identical performance to native” at least in console mode, as seen in another of his tweets:

It will be interesting to see how this feature evolves, but of course it poses very striking usage scenarios if, for example, we connect the mobile to a monitor, a keyboard and a mouse and we end up using Windows 11 ARM or one of those Linux distributions with the mobile connected to those peripherals. Your next PC could be your smartphone after all.

Via | Android Authority

The first preview version of Android 13 It appeared a few days ago, and although at the moment access to…

The first preview version of Android 13 It appeared a few days ago, and although at the moment access to…

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