- We haven't heard anything about WSA in a while, so it was about time.
- Microsoft released version 2206.40000.15.0, but only to US Insiders.
- Read about all of the changes, improvements, and known issues here.
We’ve come a long way from the first appearance that WSA (Windows Subsystem for Android) made on the latest Microsoft-designed operating system.
Users were absolutely infatuated with the thought of sideloading android apps to their Windows 11 devices, ever since the idea was first brought into the discussion, prior to the OS launch.
Now, Microsoft is shipping an update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 to all Windows Insider channels, but to U.S. only.
What changes come with WSA version 2206.40000.15.0?
Version 2206.40000.15.0 includes several new updates such as updates for input compatibility in apps such as games, networking and windowing improvements, and reliability updates.
The tech giant talks about a new suite of shims available to toggle in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app which enables better experiences in several apps.
Furthermore, we are also getting:
- Compatibility for games with joysticks (mapped to WASD)
- Compatibility for gamepad in games
- Compatibility for aiming in games with arrow keys
- Compatibility for sliding in games with arrow keys
- Scrolling improvements
- Networking improvements
- Android minimum window size defaulted to 220dp
- Improved dialog when unsupported VPN is detected
- New toggle to view/save diagnostic data in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app
- Security updates
- General reliability fixes, including improvements to diagnostic sizes
- Graphics improvements
The silver lining here is the fact that we don;t have to deal with a lot of known issues, except one, that was mentioned in the official release notes.
- Some VPNs may not work with Advanced Networking. If you use a VPN and find Android apps do not have network connectivity, please disable Advanced Networking in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app
This is pretty much all there is to know about the latest version of the Windows Subsystem for Android feature for Windows 11.
Remember that, as we mentioned earlier, all of these changes are only for US-based Windows Insiders, just so there is no confusion regarding the matter.
And, if you were wondering what else Microsoft is up to, know that it plans to extend the range of the Xbox Cloud Gaming service to tablets, phones, iOS devices, and the Steam Deck.
If you are an Xbox user, you will also be pleased to know that the company is working on reducing boot time and has already succeeded in shaving 5 seconds off.
Also, the startup sound quality for the 22H2 version of Windows 11 has been lowered by the tech giant, in an effort to make the OS less resource-hungry.
Wondering what all this costs and what kind of financial benefits the Redmond-based tech giant gets? Read about it in the latest quarterly income report.
Before we conclude this article, we have to also remind you you will start to be bombarded with upgrade notifications if you still haven’t moved on from Windows 8.1.
With all that being said, we hope you haven’t found any other issues after installing this latest WSA update. If, by chance you did, report them to us in the comments section below.