Windows Subsystem for Android gets August 2023 update

Windows Subsystem for Android get a new update in August with various changes, improvements, and fixes.

WSA September 2022 update
WSA September 2022 update
  • Windows Subsystem for Android August update brings various fixes, improvements, and changes.
  • The August update also rolls out a preview of the Vulkan API support for better graphics.

Microsoft is rolling out a new update (version 2307.40000.5.0) for its Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11. The update is available in all the channels from the Windows Insider Program and includes several fixes and changes to help improve Android apps on Windows 11.

According to the announcement, the update introduces various fixes and improvements regarding stability and security. The update also updates the Chromium WebView to version 115. 

Also, as part of the changes, this update rolls out a preview of the Vulkan API, which is an open standard cross-platform graphics API that allows the graphics card to access graphics and compute resources close to bare metal, delivering faster performance and improvements for image quality.

The open-standard Vulkan is supported on Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 7, and Linux and on Nvidia and AMD cards.

WSA August 2023 update changes

Here’s the list of changes for the WSA version 2307.40000.5.0:

  • Platform stability improvements.
  • Updated the latest Chromium WebView to version 115.
  • Android 13 security updates.

The Windows Subsystem for Android update should download and install automatically. However, you can always download it manually from the Library’s page in the Microsoft Store app and by clicking the “Get updates” button. You can use these instructions to install WSA on Windows 11.

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