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Microsoft brings performance improvements to Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11

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Microsoft yesterday released a new update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11. This update is available for all Windows Insiders in the U.S. and Japan. This new Windows Subsystem for Android update (version 2208.40000.4.0) brings improvements to security, input issues, general reliability, and performance. This update also updates the Chromium WebView to v104.

Find the full change log below.

  • Reliability fixes for App Not Responding (ANR) errors
  • Improvements to input compatibility shims
  • Improvements to scrolling (smoothness) in apps
  • Usability Improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app
  • Startup performance improvements
  • Fixed crashes when copying and pasting extremely large content
  • UX improvements for the game controls dialog
  • Improvements to networking
  • General graphics improvements
  • Improvements for gamepad when using multiple apps
  • Improved performance of uninstalling apps
  • Fixed video playback issue for apps
  • Updated to Chromium WebView 104
  • Linux kernel security updates

To use Android apps on your Windows 11 device, your PC needs to meet these requirements:

RAM 8 GB (minimum)
16 GB (recommended)
Storage type Solid State Drive or SSD (recommended)
Processor Intel Core i3 8th Gen (minimum) or above

AMD Ryzen 3000 (minimum) or above

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8c (minimum) or above

Processor architecture x64 or ARM64
Virtual Machine Platform This setting needs to be enabled. For more info, go to Enable virtualization on Windows 11 PCs.
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