Windows Subsystem for Android April update brings Picture-in-picture mode

Microsoft has just released an incremental upgrade for Windows Subsystem for Android. The April update is seeding with one big change along with minor system changes. The upgrade goes live on all channels in Windows Insider Program, you can easily upgrade to the latest software and try out the new multi-tasking PiP feature.

Microsoft is pushing the new Windows Subsystem for Android with the 2303.40000.3.0 version number, you can quickly update the WSA to the newer version from Microsoft Store on Windows 11.

PIP aka Picture-in-picture is one of the biggest changes coming with the April WSA. Here’s how Microsoft describes the new change, “With the flexibility of having apps in windowed mode and all of the great Windows resize and snap features, this makes multitasking within Android apps even easier.”

The list of other changes includes a new Partially running system setting available inside the WSA Settings app, which improves app launching timing. The upgrade bumps up the Linux kernel version to 5.15.78, the platform reliability improvements, as well as security updates.

Here’s the complete list of changes coming with the April Windows Subsystem for Android.

  • Picture-in-picture mode supported
  • A new “Partially running” system setting added to WSA Settings app, which runs the subsystem with minimal resources but apps launch quicker than “As needed” mode
  • Linux kernel updated to 5.15.78
  • Improvements to platform reliability
  • Android 13 security updates

As I said earlier, this month’s release is available on all Windows Insider Channels, so, you can head over to the Microsoft Store and check for the new updates in the Library and update WSA to 2303.40000.3.0 version number.

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