Android apps on Windows 11 become smoother


Windows Subsystem for Android is a feature in Windows 11 to run Android applications and games on your PC. Microsoft has rolled out many improvements since launch, and now another update is in the works.

Microsoft has released an update to the Windows Subsystem for Android for everyone in the Windows Insider Program. This time there are no major new features like Android 11 to 12.1 update in May, but it has many bug fixes and performance improvements. Microsoft fixed network, clipboard issues (especially when copying and pasting large files), and App Not Responding (ANR) errors. The built-in web rendering engine has also been updated to Chromium 104, and there are new security patches for the Linux kernel. Microsoft has not mentioned the current Android security patch level.

Importantly, the update also includes “general graphics improvements” and smoother scrolling for apps. That could go a long way in making Android apps and games feel more user-friendly on PC. The subsystem is already impressive as it can run apps and games developed for a smartphone via a transparent virtualization layer, but it’s still not perfect.

It’s not clear when the latest Windows Subsystem for Android update will roll out to all Windows 11 machines – Microsoft is giving Windows insiders time to find bugs first.

Source: Windows Insider Blog


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