Microsoft Releases Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 Update

Windows Subsystem for Android

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 to all US-based Windows Insider channels. The latest version 2205.40000.14.0 includes several new updates including routine enhancements to the platform and reliability. Microsoft has introduced advanced networking, which enables app access to local network devices for ARM computers. The apps can take advantage of this functionality. Moreover, the update also enabled IPv6 and VPM connectivity to enhance the networking functionalities of the subsystem.

Microsoft has updated the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app to account for advanced networking. The IP address has been removed from the Developer section in the Settings app as the subsystem no longer has a different IP from your computer. The update brings in-app access to local network devices for ARM. The VM IP address has been removed from Settings app. The IP address of the VM is identical to that of the host/computer IP with advanced networking. The update includes bug fixes for non-resizable app on maximize or resizing including scrolling with mouse and trackpad in apps. The Android windows that are marked secure can no longer be eligible for capturing screenshots.

After the installation of Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11, you will experience improved web browser launch. You can enable doze and app standby functionalities while charging for improved power-saving capabilities. The Windows Subsystem for Android has been updated to Chromium WebView 101 in addition to fixes for graphics related to app flickering, video playback, and graphics corruption. The update has increased the performance and reliability connecting to virtual WiFi in the container. The video playback apps can now prevent the screen from turning off in Windows.

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