Microsoft announced on Wednesday (31) a new update for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), its tool for emulating Google OS applications on PC. O update arrived for all Insider channels and can be identified by version number 2207.40000.8.0.
It should be noted that the update is only released for Windows 11 users in the United States and Japan — two of the few countries in which the tool is available — but they signal the optimizations that will soon arrive for all users. The main novelty is the improvement in window size adjustments running android apps.
Starting with the new version, users will be able to adjust the size of windows keeping their original aspect ratio instead of forcing content to be displayed distorted in a custom dimension. Changes in favor of accessibility were also introduced.
The Amazon Appstore is updated to its version 60.09, and Android receives a security update to close loopholes during network usage. Also, there are new messages that will be displayed while playing games to help users get familiarized when using compatibility libraries in the WSA.
The rest of the changes detailed in Microsoft’s release notes pertain to bug fixes and platform stability improvements.
The update is available through the Microsoft Store. The company is currently testing the Android 12L codebase for the subsystem on Windows 11 as a way to improve its compatibility and take advantage of the next-gen features of the large-screen version of the operating system.
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