One of the most anticipated new features of Windows 11 is definitely the ability to install and run Android apps. However, this feature may not arrive for a long time. There are reports that the official version of this feature won’t be available anytime soon. As of yet, it’s unclear when this feature will arrive. However, it is now possible to run Android applications on Windows, all you need is a Huawei application. Recently, Huawei released the “Huawei Mobile Application Engine” which allows Windows to also support Android applications. With its help, users can easily run Android apps on Windows.
How to install the Huawei mobile app engine
Originally, the “Huawei Mobile Application Engine” only supported Huawei computers. However, after several tests by internet users, this feature also works on computers other than Huawei. If you try to install the Huawei Mobile App Engine, you will get one of the two prompts
- “MobileAppEngine_Setup_22.214.171.124” cannot be used after installation and must be upgraded.
- “MobileAppEngine_Setup_126.96.36.199” can be installed and used normally. However, since it is still in beta, the compatibility needs to be improved.
If you get the first prompt, there is no need to continue with the installation process. However, if you get the second one, you are free to install Android apps on the PC.
How to use the Huawei mobile app engine
After installing Huawei Mobile App Engine, there is no shortcut to run the main program in the start menu and on the desktop. The user must manually enter the directory “C: Program Files MobileAppEngine qemu windows-x86_64” and run the program “MobileAppEngine .exe”. After running, you can see that Huawei Mobile Application Engine has the same runtime interface as many Android virtualizers.
The user experience of installing Android apps on PC
After entering the Huawei app market, enter “category → mobile app” to install your favorite Android apps.
The installed Android application will create an independent shortcut on the Start menu and the desktop, and the user can run it directly. After running the Android app, a run window of the Adaptive Huawei Mobile App Engine will appear on the screen, and then the Android app can be used.
Of course, in addition to adaptive windows, Android apps also support full screen operation. It is a good choice for watching videos in full screen.
However, at present, some Android apps running on Huawei’s mobile app engine are experiencing occasional issues. This should be the reason the beta is not perfect.
However, the app execution mode independent of Huawei mobile app engine is very easy to use. It is not necessary to start the main interface of the virtual machine. The opening speed is good when turned on separately, but sometimes there is jerkiness. Overall, the user experience is not bad.