Microsoft is rolling out its latest update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11. The update, only available to Windows Insider channels in the US, brings new features such as IPv6 and VPN connectivity. Additionally, the Android Settings app gets an option for advanced networking.
For the unversed, the Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 allows users to run Android apps natively or via X86 emulation. The latest update, bearing version 2205.40000.14.0, enhances reliability and introduces some new features.
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The update brings advanced networking features. For instance, apps will now be allowed to access local network devices. Additionally, the subsystem supports IPv6 and VPN connectivity. The Android Settings app also gets advanced networking options. Previously, the Subsystem and Windows machine had different IP addresses. The new update assigns the same address to both.
The latest Windows Insider version also fixes issues with scrolling with mouse and trackpad in apps. Other features include Chromium WebView 101 update, AV1 Codec support, and video playback fixes. Notably, the update ensures that you will not be able to capture screenshots of Android windows that are marked secure. It also helps conserve battery life by automatically enabling doze and app standby function while charging. You can check out the full changelog here.