Windows Subsystem for Android gets an August update

Kevin Okemwa

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Microsoft has updated the Windows Subsystem for Android which comes in at version 2207.40000.8.0. WSA is the emulation layer that allows Windows 11 users to run Android apps is shipping to all Windows 11 Insiders in all channels (that’s U.S. and Japan only).

The update brings several bug fixes and improvements, among them a new compatibility shim that lets apps retain their aspect ratio but still support resize, enhanced accessibility to the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app and it also fixed problems with restarting apps.

Other changes in the Windows Subsystem for Android can be seen below.

  • New compatibility shims in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app
  • Apps that update toast notifications instead of using progress toasts have better behavior
  • Game controls user education dialog for apps with compatibility shims enabled
  • Improvements with handling VPN
  • Scrollbar fix for Windows Subsystem for Android Settings compatibility page
  • User crash data and system app crash data is now being reported
  • “No internet available” toast notification is now suppressed
  • Custom Android toasts now render correctly
  • Amazon Appstore 60.09 update
  • Android security update
  • Improved reliability

Are you using Android apps in Windows 11? If you haven’t already enabled them, check out our expert guide on how to get them. Let us know how it works out for you in the comment section.