Windows Subsystem for Android gets October 2022 update

Windows Subsystem for Android recevies the October with various fixes and improvements, and here's all you need to know.

WSA September 2022 update
WSA September 2022 update
  • Android apps will run smoother on Windows 11 with the October update.
  • This release improves security and the camera.
  • And brings performance and reliability enhancements.

Microsoft has released a new update (version 2209.40000.26.0) for its Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) on Windows 11. The update is available through the Windows Insider Program in the United States and Japan users and includes several fixes and changes to help improve Android apps on Windows 11.

According to the announcement, the update only improves security, camera, and general reliability and boosts the platform’s performance.

October 2022 update changes

Here’s the list of changes for the WSA version 2209.40000.26.0:

  • Improvements to the Camera HAL.
  • Improvements to clipboard stability.
  • Improvements to multi-threaded (>8 core) performance.
  • Improved security for graphic streaming.
  • Reliability improvements for package launches.
  • Security updates for ANGLE and GSK.
  • Annotated telemetry with package installation sources.
  • The window with legal information has been fixed.
  • Security updates to the Linux kernel.
  • Enhancements to platform stability.
  • Updated to Chromium WebView 105.

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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