What do you want to know
- An update to Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 is now available to all members of the Windows Insider Program.
- The update brings WSA to 2211.40000.11.0 and includes several improvements and changes.
- Most notably, WSA is now running Android 13.
An update to Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 is available to all Windows Insider channels. The update upgrades WSA to Android 13 and also includes reliability and performance improvements.
Microsoft has already delivered Android 13 in preview to members of the Windows Subsystem for Android preview program in December 2022. This program is separate from the Windows Insider program. The WSA version number is also a bit higher with today’s update. The version shipped to the Android Program Insider Windows Subsystem was 2211.40000.7.0, while today’s Windows Insider Update brings WSA to version 2211.40000.11.0.
Here’s what’s new in the Windows Subsystem for Android:
- Windows Subsystem for Android updated to Android 13
- Startup performance improvements
- Mouse click input improvements
- Clipboard stability improvements
- App resizing improvements
- Reliability improvements for media files opening in Windows
- Jump list entries for apps that support app shortcuts
The jump to Android 13 is the biggest change in this update. The rest of the update is just general improvements and changes that make WSA more reliable.
Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 lets you run Android apps on your PC. Official Android apps can be downloaded through the Amazon Appstore, but it’s also possible to download Android apps on Windows 11.
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