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Windows 11: Microsoft Adds Android 13 Support to Windows Subsystem for Android

Microsoft says that it is working on integrating Android 13 into Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11.


is rolling out important changes to the Windows Subsystem for , the service that allows to run Android apps. Alongside improvements that will make WSA faster, an upcoming update will add support for .

Through the Windows Subsystem for Android roadmap on GitHub, Microsoft confirms it is working on WSA running Android 13. Of course, this is the latest edition to 's mobile OS and one of the most significant yearly updates to date.

Google officially unveiled Android 13 in August and it seems Microsoft has been working on bringing the platform to Windows 11 through WSA. While it is unclear which Android 13 features will make their way to Windows 11, it seems the file transfer tool to move files between the WSA container and Windows will be included.

Coming Soon

Picture-in-picture mode will also likely make the journey to Windows 11, allowing users to run Android apps on top of . While Microsoft is road-mapping this support now, don't expect to see Android 13 on WSA until 2023.

If you are new to WSA, it is the system that allows Windows 11 to support Android apps natively.

When Microsoft initially announced Windows 11 in June 2021, one of the big announcements was support for Android apps, the company's latest effort to address the App Gap. This is thanks to a collaboration between Microsoft and the App Store.

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Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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