Windows Subsystem for Android receives several changes with July update

Each month, Microsoft releases a new upgrade for Windows Subsystem for Android, and this month’s update is now available, bringing a host of improvements and changes to WSA on Windows 11. As usual, the upgrade goes live on all channels in the Windows Insider Program, you can easily install the new update. Read along to know more details.

Microsoft has pushed the Windows Subsystem for Android gradual upgrade with the 2306.40000.4.0 version number. As it is an incremental upgrade, it requires a small amount of data for downloading.

Today’s upgrade brings improvements to camera compatibility, picture-in-picture (PIP) mode, stability fixes for Arm devices, OneDrive folders not showing for Android apps, better taskbar experience with mouse and keyboard in full screen mode, and enhances advanced settings. The update also bumps up the monthly security patch.

The other changes include a new naming for Local networking as Advanced networking in experimental features, an option to change default shared folder, prompt for app permissions, new read-only disks file format EROFS to EXT4, better support for drag and drop, updated Linux kernel to 5.15.104, and more.

Here’s the complete list of changes.

  • Camera compatibility improvements.
  • Fullscreen mode with F11 now displays hover taskbar to improve mouse and touch experience.
  • Local networking (under Advanced settings – Experimental features) now replacing “Advanced networking”. Android apps can connect to devices on the same network, on all versions of Windows 11, respect Windows firewall rules, and work with VPNs.
  • Share user folders (under Advanced settings – Experimental features) now gives users the option to change their default shared folder.
  • The subsystem will now prompt if an app is trying to use a permission that the subsystem does not have.
  • The subsystem has switched from EROFS to EXT4 for read-only disks.
  • Fix for OneDrive folders not showing up in Android apps.
  • Support for drag and drop for more file types.
  • Improvements to picture-in-picture (new UI buttons when in PIP).
  • Partially running mode now enabled by default for devices with at least 16 GB of memory.
  • Stability fixes for Arm devices.
  • Linux kernel updated to 5.15.104.
  • 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 2306.40000.4.0 version number.

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