New Features Added to Android Subsystem Update for Windows 11

Microsoft’s Windows 11’s Android subsystem has a major update, with a slew of improvements in the July 2022 feature update. This release upgrades the Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) to version 2205.40000.14.0, which includes several new improvements to the platform.

Windows 11’s Android Subsystem integration enables applications to access devices native to ARM hardware. Applications can now take advantage of this feature. Also added support for IPv6 and VPN connections.

These new network functions of the subsystem are available to all. Another new addition is an improvement to the Settings app. WSA comes with its own dedicated settings panel, which is improved with today’s update.

Here is the changelog for the Windows 11 WSA July 2022 Update:

  • Enables advanced networking features, providing ARM with application access to local network devices.
  • The IP address of the VM has been updated and is now the same as the host/machine IP.
  • Microsoft has fixed issues with maximizing or resizing.
  • Microsoft has fixed mouse and trackpad scrolling issues in applications.
  • Confirm that windows marked as safe can no longer be screenshotted, including Chrome’s incognito mode.
  • Improved web browser startup.
  • Enable support for Doze and App Standby.
  • Update to Chromium WebView 101
  • Fix app flickering and graphics corruption, video playback, network issues, and more.
  • Improves video playback in the app and adds support for the AV1 codec.
  • Enable IPv6 and VPN connections
  • Fixed a video playback issue that prevented the screen from turning off in Windows.

While several issues are addressed in the July 2022 update, there are still some issues to be addressed, including a bug where VPNs may not work with premium networks. If you’re having issues with your VPN, you can fix it by disabling advanced networking in the Settings app.


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