Windows 11 Reactions: It Runs Android Apps! (Kinda)

Published on Jun 24, 2021
Views 4 734 707
3 100

Windows 11 is official and it is... very glassy.

Joanna Stern's WSJ piece:

MKBHD Merch:

Tech I'm using right now:

Intro Track: Windows 11 Startup Sound
Playlist of MKBHD Intro music:


Marques Brownlee
  • Praveen S

    Praveen S

    6 hours ago


  • Alexander Unguez

    Alexander Unguez

    6 hours ago

    I really like the window snapping features and that you can move the home button closer to the center of the screen so it's closer to where you're usually working. Being only 64-bit is a dealbreaker for me for now. I know that it's eventually going to happen, but there are plenty of programs that I use that only work as 32-bit, but hopefully this kicks the science community into updating old software.

  • Technical Gamers Skills

    Technical Gamers Skills

    9 hours ago

    WAO it is amazing I watch you videos regular and understand you are best for every one Nice work dear

  • Mohamed Joffe

    Mohamed Joffe

    11 hours ago

    It sounds to me like they could be trying to resurrect Windows phones. I might be open to going back to Microsoft if they end up doing that, and they actually work well. I loved my Lumia back in the day, but I hated that most of the apps I wanted to use didn't have a version that worked with my phone.

  • Jaison John

    Jaison John

    20 hours ago

    I got the windows 11 update today.. !! It's very heavy update.!!! Just few hours ago, it's completely downloaded. And started installing. I leave it there, because I need to go my office. 1 more hour to finish my duty. I hopes it's ready to use when I get back to my room.. So excited!!!!

  • Whatsupyosbros-BS


    22 hours ago

    Can I update my Dell laptop that has windows 10 pro

  • Ghanem Altamimi

    Ghanem Altamimi

    Day ago

    should we update to win 11 or its still not fully usefull

  •  Ephraim  Warrior

    Ephraim Warrior

    Day ago

    i g0t mad at first 0ver the start butt l00k again its k00l its like all 0s in 0ne 0s

  • allancmyt


    Day ago

    I like that it runs Android apps, especially if I have a device with a touchscreen, like my Asus Zenbook, so in this case, is ultra-useful.

  • Lonestar fun

    Lonestar fun

    Day ago

    Yo where is new surface pro 8 and duo2 reaction ? We are waiting for it .

  • Bete Noire

    Bete Noire

    2 days ago

    I'm confused. My only reason for switching to Win 11 is its purported ability to run Android apps. The thing is, I can't find any of my preferred apps on either the Microsoft app store or the Amazon app store. Moreover, I can't find a way to search the Microsoft store. Most of my apps are for controlling wireless hardware devices, particularly aquarium related items like pumps and lights. Will those android apps be available to run on Win 11 or should I just hold onto my tablet and forget about Win11?

  • Brad S

    Brad S

    2 days ago

    omg why would they center the taskbar.... its the worst thing about macs is that theirs is centered... why????? It's so nice to be able to flick your mouse quickly to the bottle left and open the start menu

  • Alex Kizer

    Alex Kizer

    2 days ago

    I love you Marques

  • Alex Kizer

    Alex Kizer

    2 days ago

    Teams is just a reskin/rebrand of Skype; Skype infrastructure still runs on the backend. So they haven't thrown all the Skype tech away.

  • Roshan Poudel

    Roshan Poudel

    2 days ago

    Teams is the best, idiot

  • Robel Asamere Liramo 10I

    Robel Asamere Liramo 10I

    2 days ago

    so we can send app from our phone to our pc in the new windows 11 update



    3 days ago

    That background looks pretty cool😮

  • Vignesh Joe

    Vignesh Joe

    3 days ago

    Hey Marq, When will get upgrade in INDIA? If u have any update pls reply me. Thanks😊

  • GoobNoob


    3 days ago

    So they just straight up copying OS X UI high key now?

  • Mallu-mc


    3 days ago

    Here is a good joke
    But promise me u have to be cautious where u are when u hear this joke
    At 0:35
    He says he is propably known as Mac user but I see windows on the background

  • XanderThe431


    3 days ago

    I literally just made a gaming laptop. Will this affect gaming is my biggest concern in life right now.



    4 days ago

    Its a huge yes

  • Web Luke

    Web Luke

    4 days ago

    The TPM 2.0 Requirement is a major problem for the majority of users, most computers may be compatible of adding in the chip most didn't as cost savings on both desktops (even high-end systems) and laptops. It was always seen as an unused corporate security device. This really feels like planned obsolescence, because your mom won't understand why her computer can't be upgraded with MS spamming her all the time that Win 11 is available. Most people if they can get the right add-in chip for a reasonable price won't know where to put it. And you will end up with even more waste, but you can always not get a high-powered computer in some states because you have to save the planet (California, Colorado...).

  • Nicolas233


    5 days ago

    Windows and Google...needs Amazon to use their android apps....cause that makes sense

  • JustMe 4Now

    JustMe 4Now

    6 days ago

    Which means Windows will now ALSO be all up in yo business regarding your YouTube and Google searches, watching....always.....watching......

  • eyeCU13


    7 days ago

    Everything will become part of the same system in the future. Say byebye to privacy

  • MadDog


    7 days ago

    DUDE SUCH A COINCIDENCE I WAS BORN ON JUNE 25 2011 AND AT 11:11AM AND IN 1:42 time there is the time i was born LOLOLOLOL

  • Tunog Ka Lahi

    Tunog Ka Lahi

    7 days ago

    I just installed W11 on mine.. Love it..

  • 0claver


    7 days ago

    Teams > Skype



    7 days ago

    Super informative.... MY FRIEND THIS VID IS SUPER

  • Keith Brooks

    Keith Brooks

    7 days ago

    N not interested in getting Android apps from Amazon Amazon doesn't even have any of the apps I use on my Android phone so it's useless to me not a selling point for Windows 11 sorry Microsoft so

  • SamusMDR


    7 days ago

    I just want to be able to connect to the google play store and not lose my progress because right now i need to launch bluestacks and launch the games

  • Indigo Sunset

    Indigo Sunset

    8 days ago

    i love windows10 tiles and ui ...i hate this new mac os looking win11

  • WishingStone


    8 days ago

    Cant samsung phones already load thier apps and screens onto touch screen window tables and laptops??? To to mention smart tv. This feature didnf jyst come out

  • Frankie Ooo

    Frankie Ooo

    8 days ago

    You have no idea what android is like via the store and windows, so why act like you know by saying it runs android apps,kinda?

  • Frankie Ooo

    Frankie Ooo

    8 days ago

    I actually would like to know what he does for a living, he seems to think he uses TEAMS so much for work, what exactly is that? you literally copy and paste articles via your voice.

  • Computer X Red Pill Or Blue Pill

    Computer X Red Pill Or Blue Pill

    8 days ago

    Windows 11 is coming out soon and it spies on you just like windows 10. We know how to shut down the telemetry they use to spy on us.

  • 3089280288


    9 days ago

    Why won't android make their own OS ?

  • Chris L.

    Chris L.

    9 days ago

    Windows 11: the anti Chromebook

  • Chance79th


    9 days ago

    What happened to Windows 9?

  • Dundrod N Ireland

    Dundrod N Ireland

    9 days ago

    I use Mac but would like to buy a budget PC windows 11 lap top - can you advise which one for general use.

  • OES 25

    OES 25

    10 days ago

    They better polish it this time. While Win8 was a bad idea, at least it had super smooth/fluid and fast animations in the modern part. It really flew on my Surface Pro 2. Win10 still has a jittering/choppy task view animation after it broke like 3 years ago or something. It's a central part of the OS and they seemingly don't even care. They should make a true effort to have animations be fluid and fast, and to actually update the UI for the entirety of the OS this time.

  • Sanjay Pandey

    Sanjay Pandey

    10 days ago

    headlines have to be short, not what u suggest

  • Adam Futur3Sn0w

    Adam Futur3Sn0w

    10 days ago

    “Coming soon to a PC near you”
    Yeah, one you haven’t bought yet.

  • Darshan Pahilwani

    Darshan Pahilwani

    10 days ago

    His hair look like broom in my home marques have a hair cut

  • hicobra


    10 days ago

    "Windows Me" Bad / "Windows 98se" good / "Windows 98" bad / "Windows 95" good / "Windows 3.1" bad / "MS DOS" good. It's a 30+ year cycle.

  • Gavin Raditya

    Gavin Raditya

    10 days ago

    bluestacks : my time has come

  • Ruaiem Student

    Ruaiem Student

    10 days ago

    like android 11 😂😂😂

  • Albert Siegel

    Albert Siegel

    10 days ago

    I remember back when XP first came out people hated it. Nothing but a mess. People joked the XP stood for eXtra Problems. Then SP1 came along and fixed everything. As for Windows 8.... yeah, it was bad at first, but 8.1 was actually pretty good. The one good one bad release cycle myth is just that. People just exaggerate because it sounds cool. I can't comment on Windows 11, but so far the launch feels like a mess and I'm probably just going to hold onto 10 until I know I can put 11 on all my machines, the oldest of which is from 2016.

  • Kasetti 55

    Kasetti 55

    11 days ago

    Vista 2.0

  • Rohit bankar

    Rohit bankar

    11 days ago

    I would love to use android apps on PC. It would be great if we don't have to scan QR codes through our phones to use the apps on PC, it's really annoying.

  • Lee Gokool

    Lee Gokool

    11 days ago

    Would be super cool if they integrated Microsoft Office 365 with the OS. Just saying !

  • Asyraf Muqri

    Asyraf Muqri

    12 days ago

    How optimized will Windows 11 be for gaming?

    • Katyusha


      9 days ago

      Not yet fully determined because Windows 11 is not finished yet

  • Doggoistheking


    12 days ago

    there no reason for bluestacks now so I will be uninstalling that

  • southendsites


    12 days ago

    Windows Vista had a great video app movie maker 6 which with a few open source filter best simple HD editor was best programme Microsoft have ever made. Window 11 being good or bad those who need will struggle. I will not rely on it now I have Linux and Chromebook to instantly switch for online use. I still have online vista which works fine for Me.

  • LE Nikkolai Quil

    LE Nikkolai Quil

    13 days ago

    I like how you present windows like batman does

  • Nero Pytherios

    Nero Pytherios

    13 days ago

    Im a Mac user primarily, I prefer Mac over Windows any day of the week (I primarily have Mac supported devices). To me, it seems Microsoft has finally borrowed some things from MacOS. It looks good. I may actually use my PC a bit more (beefed up gaming rig) to check out this version of windows.

  • TiktokSom Vids

    TiktokSom Vids

    14 days ago

    currently using window 7 on my pc and its lit...i used to use window 8 but wasn't happy with it

    • Unique


      14 days ago


  • KY FA

    KY FA

    15 days ago

    Does it mean surface user can use whatsapp without pairing it with phone????

  • Rambler Andy

    Rambler Andy

    15 days ago

    Yeah, Win 11 might break the cycle, if there actually is one. Microsoft's issue is that often their particular OS was too demanding of the contemporary hardware. That is, they sucked the limited resources. Has anyone run MS2000, ME, or Vista on relatively modern PCs? They run pretty much faultlessly and are super fast [yep, even Vista]. So Win 11 might break the cycle. And maybe it won't. 😛

  • CyberBoymc


    16 days ago

    I like it but the one thing I don't like is why is Windows widgets using soo much memory . But I think the glass theme mostly reminds me of Windows 7 so I kinda like it . But Windows 12 or 13 must not be like a mobile os they should keep the New themes and stuff but no mobile or touch for the next win os

  • Mworld XYZ

    Mworld XYZ

    16 days ago

    Man.. I'm tired of creating new accounts for each little thing!!! It's so annoyingggg

  • Kieran


    16 days ago

    i think for teams they are doing the same thing apple did when they bought beats. using the tech and engineers from the company but not producing from them. the new teams brand cant carry over any bad views of skype over to the new product

  • Brian G

    Brian G

    16 days ago

    Not anymore. My understanding is that the Android app support is being dropped. At least for the initial release.

  • 17 days ago

    Windows 11 will be released on October 5, 2021 (this year). Sort of holiday season, but not exactly.

  • Rituraj Chattopadhyay

    Rituraj Chattopadhyay

    18 days ago

    Headline: Android apps can now run on windows
    Headline (should be): Microsoft broke the cycle 😅



    19 days ago

    What if you’re in a different part of the world, Amazon kinda doesn’t exist here

  • sound core

    sound core

    19 days ago

    hey i'm running Win 11 home right now. it is smooth. my input .i like it a lot feels like a phone in a bigger form, to me

  • Claudel GFX

    Claudel GFX

    20 days ago

    If the ARK Survival android version works on Windows 11, you can call W11 a success.

  • kamarul hisham

    kamarul hisham

    20 days ago

    since when wins 10 is great

  • Hoorad Moadabi

    Hoorad Moadabi

    21 day ago

    windows 8 is good,windows 11 is good

  • Chimwemwe Kalea

    Chimwemwe Kalea

    21 day ago

    looks kinda like microsoft is borrowing a leaf from MacOS

  • MassTV


    22 days ago

    Apparently you will be able to sideload android apks. So you won't need to use the Amazon app store if you wanna sideload any apps

  • Demetri Mattis

    Demetri Mattis

    23 days ago

    Microsoft Teams is definitely a business app. The general public won’t use it because it feels professional

  • Sarah Stewart

    Sarah Stewart

    23 days ago

    Boo 👎 outside of UI/UX - this is an epic fail for security. Seriously, a welcome mat for vulnerabilities courtesy of a partnership with Amazon which is notorious for malware app issues even with Android OS. Microsoft has now decided to what? buddy up and forgoe their security frameworks with untrusted source app installation outside of their app store? Errr... This is a hard no for someone who uses W10 Pro and Microsoft Exchange services. Nothing short of making S mode W10 useless as well, which is a brand flagship for 'affordable, personal and educational products' that are (err crap) in imo. No mention of upgrades for those unless I've missed that completely. This is a grab at beta test data that is far from what it should be prior to public release. OS upgrades for specific hardware is a marketing steaming turd. This is half baked and rather disappointing. Especially since Microsoft and Amazon are currently slugging it out for a billion plus US Defense Contract for cloud services which Amazon currently has from what I understand. Do not recommend 😳 😬

  • Geralt Roger Eric Du Haute-Bellegarde

    Geralt Roger Eric Du Haute-Bellegarde

    23 days ago

    Nice of them to "kinda, sorta" rip off the visuals of macOS, but not get the point of why macOS is the way it is in terms of not just looks but usability.

  • Abdirasaq Ali

    Abdirasaq Ali

    23 days ago

    Now touchscreen laptops 2-1 have a purpose

  • Onno Oosterink

    Onno Oosterink

    24 days ago

    Thanks for this review, i do not like the need of an amazone account, but i am curious about running android apps on W11

  • Daniel Akbari

    Daniel Akbari

    24 days ago

    They didn't break the cycle, because of compatibility issues.

  • shane shane

    shane shane

    24 days ago

    ah yes the swipe to the left thing the first thing everyone askes me to disable good choice MS

  • Bob Smith

    Bob Smith

    24 days ago

    Still no Temperature monitor for CPUs
    i guess F Gamers & Video Editors

  • JackTheRipper47


    24 days ago

    Lol, just get bluestacks

  • peterDcontact


    25 days ago

    Why not just downloaded an android emulator?

  • Phoe Arwenien

    Phoe Arwenien

    25 days ago

    I was hyped for Android apps on Windows until I learned I had to have an Amazon account. I despise Amazon, so I'm not going to. I wonder whether I could just download android apk and install like any other program.

  • EvoSGooD


    25 days ago

    I like the windows shadow in the background.

  • Ron Morton

    Ron Morton

    25 days ago

    Marques, I really enjoyed your video! I don't say that very often so the complement is well earned. I'm liking what I see on W11 as well, and the first (and not least) of these is the rounded corners! I have disliked the basic boxy look of W10 since it was introduced as a beta. It looked like a step (maybe even 2 steps) backward in design to me. I'm also looking forward to experiencing many of the other improvements. Run Android apps? I don't have a need or desire at this time but we'll see, down the road. Keep putting out great videos my man!

  • Na No

    Na No

    25 days ago

    2:40 Wow, so responsive

  • Bezad S

    Bezad S

    25 days ago

    This is all about making people buy new PCs, so Microsoft and pc manufacturers make money.

  • Charstorms


    26 days ago

    Wtf? I think Linus tech tips watched this video lol

  • 小牛


    26 days ago

    Already use an emulator to run android apps on windows... and on linux... And run an instance of linux on the WSL in Windows.
    So Win 11 will do all this natively. Great progress in my opinion.

  • Gamma


    26 days ago

    I hope that they also take gaming into consideration. While I think Windows 10 is good and all that, some of their iterations that they've added lately have been an annoying waste of space on my pc. Looking at you, 'news and weather' tab, that constantly minimize my games.

  • TYMON Cubes&Magic

    TYMON Cubes&Magic

    26 days ago

    I will still be a Mac user but it's ok lol

  • Sean Swaby

    Sean Swaby

    27 days ago

    Does windows 11 have natuve 4K?

  • go0ob1


    27 days ago

    10 was mere trash ugly stupid slow system

  • John Black

    John Black

    27 days ago

    you are wrong about win 8, 8 was good..
    windows 9 was rubbish though, it was so bad it wasn't even released, either that or that idiot gates doesn't know how to count.

  • Dreamer Ella

    Dreamer Ella

    27 days ago

    Win 10 was bad

  • Rampant Monkey

    Rampant Monkey

    27 days ago

    all i want to kno does it hub?

  • DrummerGirl423


    28 days ago

    idk what windows 10 he was using but i and everyone ik that used it hated it. Its why i switched to mac when i got my first laptop. I'm never going back

    • Carl Miller

      Carl Miller

      27 days ago

      No..... what windows 10 were you using, you isheeps are liars.

  • A & M Tech Tips

    A & M Tech Tips

    28 days ago

    Windows 95, Good, Windows 98, Bad, Windows 98 SE, Good, Windows ME, Bad, Windows XP, Good, Windows Vista, Bad, Windows 7, Good, Windows 8, Bad, Windows 10, Good, Windows 11, TBD

  • Steve Steele

    Steve Steele

    28 days ago

    That’s a totally Android way off loading Android. A double side-loading scheme that will be slow, inefficient and insecure as hell.