Microsoft today released a new update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 for Windows Insiders. This update comes with new features and improvements, including hardware accelerated H.264 decoding, Windows integration and more. Find the details below.

Improved H.264 decoding:

The latest Windows Subsystem for Android update now supports hardware accelerated H.264 decoding. This should enable better high-definition video playback on media apps.

Networking Changes:

Microsoft has made some networking changes in the platform to enable future improvements.

Mail Integration:

Microsoft has improved the Windows integration with Windows Subsystem for Android in this release. The integration between Windows email clients and mobile apps has been improved in this release. Apps that launch a mail client or message can take advantage of this change from now.

MSAA (Multisample anti-aliasing) Changes:

Anti-aliasing is no longer forced on all apps.

Improvements to Input:

There are improvements to general input in Windows Subsystem for Android, including improved scrolling in the Amazon Appstore and Kindle apps.

This release comes with two known issues which are listed below.

  • Video playback in some apps may be choppy on certain systems.
  • Coming out of connected standby, apps may be restarted.