Windows Subsystem for Android gets January 2023 update

Windows Subsystem for Android receives the January with various changes and improvements, and here's all you need to know.

WSA September 2022 update
WSA September 2022 update
  • Android apps will run better on Windows 11 with the January update.
  • The update improves audio recording, authentication, camera, and input.
  • It also brings support for MPEG2 decoding and Chromium version 106.

Microsoft is rolling out a new update (version 2211.40000.11.0) for its Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11. The update is available through the Windows Insider Program (Dev and Beta Channels) and includes several fixes and changes to help improve Android apps on Windows 11.

According to the announcement, the update improves boot performance, mouse click input, and resizing apps. In addition, the update brings reliability change to media files opening and jumplist entries for applications supporting app shortcuts.

January 2023 update changes

Here’s the list of changes for the WSA version 2210.40000.7.0:

  • Windows Subsystem for Android updated to Android 13.
  • Improvements in boot performance.
  • Improvements to mouse click input.
  • Improvements in clipboard stability.
  • Improvements to application resizing.
  • Reliability improvements to media files opening in Windows.
  • Jumplist entries for applications supporting app shortcuts.

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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