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Windows Subsystem for Android Update Brings Major Performance Boost

Microsoft is boosting framerate performance in Windows Subsystem for Android for Windows 11 on the Insider Channel.


is rolling out a new Windows Subsystem for on . This time the service is moving to version 2301.40000.4.0 and is available on the Windows Insider channel. This update introduces several changes.

For example, Microsoft is improving the audio input latency and reliability for Android apps running on Windows 11. Camera applications will access all metadata through Windows Subsystem for Android from now on.

Other changes include a better zoom out functions, while Microsoft is implementing the newest Chromium security updates.

Easily the most interesting change is a framerate performance improvement. Microsoft says users will see a “10%-20%” performance boost on ARM Windows, while x64 users will get a huge “40%-50%” framerate performance gain.

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.

Windows Subsystem for Android 2301.40000.4.0 Changelog

  • “Improved audio input latency and reliability
  • Improvements to camera experience (camera metadata now exposed to camera apps)
  • Improvements to framerate performance: certain benchmarks have improved by 10%-20% on ARM and 40%-50% on x64
  • Fixed zooming out in apps using touchpad or mouse
  • Improvements to platform reliability
  • Using latest Chromium WebView to version 108
  • Synchronizing global microphone and camera privacy toggles between Windows and Android apps
  • Android 13 security updates”

Tip of the day: When using your laptop or convertible with a mobile hotspot you might want to limit the Internet bandwidth your PC uses. In our tutorial we are showing you how to set up a metered connection in Windows 11 or Windows 10 and how to turn it off again, if needed.

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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