windows subsystem for android

Amazon recently announced the general availability of Amazon Appstore on Windows 11 for all developers. Thanks to Amazon’s partnership with Microsoft, using the power of Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), developers can publish their Android apps available in the Amazon Appstore to Windows devices. Several popular apps including Audible, TikTok, Lords Mobile, Hungry Shark Evolution, and Epic Seven have already published their apps for Windows 11 PCs via Amazon Appstore.

Microsoft recently released an update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 to the Windows Subsystem for Android Preview Program. This new update (2306.40000.1.0) includes improvements to advanced settings, fixes for OneDrive folders, improved camera support and more. Find the full change log below.

  • 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, 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 (feature request Unsupported Mimes Types when Drag’n Drop file on app #335)
  • 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