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Windows Subsystem for Android has got several improvements

Microsoft has issued a new update for WSA, the compatibility layer in Windows 11 that allows running Android apps. The new version is 2206.40000.15.0, and it comes with several compatibility and reliability improvements, networking and windowing changes, and fixes.

Windows Subsystem for Android running AIMP
Windows Subsystem for Android running AIMP

The official announcement highlights the following changes.

What's new in Windows Subsystem for Android, version 2206.40000.15.0

  • New suite of shims available to toggle in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app which enables better experiences in several apps
    • Compatibility for games with joysticks (mapped to WASD)
    • Compatibility for gamepad in games
    • Compatibility for aiming in games with arrow keys
    • Compatibility for sliding in games with arrow keys
  • Scrolling improvements
  • Networking improvements
  • Android minimum window size defaulted to 220dp
  • Improved dialog when unsupported VPN is detected
  • New toggle to view/save diagnostic data in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app
  • Security updates
  • General reliability fixes, including improvements to diagnostic sizes
  • Graphics improvements

The VPN issue introduced in the previous update remains unresolved in this release.

As in case of all previous updates, the new version is only available in the US. If you live outside of United States, you must install WSA manually. The following tutorials may help:

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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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