Microsoft's latest update for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) was sent out last week, and Microsoft finally brought support for Android 13. This is currently a preview build taking WSA to build 2211.40000.7.0.
Also in this package, Microsoft is providing the usual batch of relatability and performance improvements, alongside fixes for known issues. However, Android 13 support is the start of the show here.
Google officially unveiled Android 13 in August and it seems Microsoft has been working on bringing the platform to Windows 11 through WSA. The company has been developing the integration since October.
Here are all the changes coming to Windows Subsystem for Android 2211.40000.7.0:
- “Windows subsystem for Android updated to Android 13
- Added a new command that shuts down WSA for automation
- Improvements in boot performance (50%, P10 case)
- Improvements to mouse click input
- Improvements in clipboard stability
- Improvements to application resizing
- Upgraded to Intel bridge technology for Android 13
- Reliability improvements to media files opening in Windows
- Jumplist entries for applications supporting app shortcuts”
If you are unfamiliar with 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 Amazon App Store.
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