Windows 11 install Android apps

Windows Subsystem for Android gets March 2022 update

Microsoft pushes a new update for WSA, and here's what's new.

  • Windows 11 gets a new WSA update in March.
  • The update improves video decoding, networking, mail, MSAA, and input.
  • The Windows Subsystem for Android update will download automatically or you can get it manually.

Microsoft is in the process of rolling out a new update for its Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) for Windows 11. The update bumps the version to 2203.40000.1.0, and it includes a number of improvements and new features to improve the Android app experience.

According to the company, this release brings hardware-accelerated H.254 decoding to improve the experience of apps that use high-definition video playback.

Microsoft is also improving the integration of WSA with the Windows mail clients and mobile apps to make it easier for these to launch a mail client or send messages.

You can now disable Multisample anti-aliasing (MSAA) for gaming. Microsoft is adding several undisclosed networking changes. And there are improvements to general input, including better scrolling in the Amazon Appstore and Kindle apps.

As part of the known issues, the company says that video playback in some apps may be choppy, and when coming out of connected standby, apps may be restarted.

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.

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