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Windows Subsystem for Android has got new settings and networking improvements

Microsoft today released Windows Subsystem for Android July update for Windows 11. Version 2205.40000.14.0 is now available for participants of the Windows Insider program in the US. It brings with it some pretty important improvements.

Windows Subsystem for Android 2205.40000.14.0

What's new in WSA 2205.40000.14.0

New networking features

Microsoft has implemented enhanced networking capabilities that allow applications to access LAN devices on ARM-based computers. The WSA apps can now work over LAN . In addition, WSA now supports IPv6 and VPN.

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New Settings app for WSA

The updated Windows Subsystem for Android includes a new Settings app. It now shows options related to the new networking experiences. In particular, the IP address has been removed from the "For Developers" section, since now the subsystem uses the same IP address that is assigned to your computer.

Other changes

  • Enabled Advanced Networking functionality, including app access to local network devices for ARM
  • VM IP address removed from Settings app. With Advanced Networking, now the IP address of the VM is the same as the host/computer IP.
  • Fixes for non-resizable app content on maximize or resizing
  • Fixes for scrolling with mouse and trackpad in apps
  • Android May Kernel patches
  • Android windows marked secure can no longer be screenshotted
  • Improve web browser launching
  • Enable doze and app standby while charging for improved power saving
  • ADB debug prompts redirected to Windows for improved security
  • Updated to Chromium WebView 101
  • Fixes for graphics including app flickering and graphics corruption
  • Fixes for video playback
  • AV1 Codec support
  • Enabled IPv6 and VPN Connectivity
  • Increased the performance and reliability connecting to virtual WIFI in the container
  • Video playback apps can now prevent the screen from turning off in Windows

Known Issues

  • Some VPNs may not work with Advanced Networking. If you use a VPN and find Android apps do not have network connectivity, please disable Advanced Networking in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app

You will find the official announcement here.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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