The Windows Subsystem Update for Android on Windows 11 adds Picture to Picture support and more.


John Callham


Apr 11, 2023 16:24 EDT

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Microsoft has released a new update for Windows Subsystem for Android to all Windows Insider channels. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a software engine that allows Android apps to run on Windows 11 PCs. The new update changes the version number to 2303.40000.3.0 and includes support for running Android apps in picture-in-picture mode.

Here is the full changelog:

Picture in picture

  • For apps that use the Android PIP feature, the subsystem now supports this behavior. With the flexibility to keep apps in windowed mode and all the great features of resizing windows and Snap, it makes multitasking within Android apps even easier.

what’s new

  • Picture-in-picture mode supported
  • A new “partially running” system setting has been added to the WSA Settings app, which runs the subsystem with minimal resources but apps launch faster than in “as needed” mode.
  • The Linux kernel was updated to 5.15.78.
  • Improved platform reliability
  • Android 13 security updates

You can. Check out the full blog post here. You can download the updated Windows Subsystem for Android. From the Microsoft Store. As always, Microsoft encourages all Insiders to file complaints and suggestions in the Feedback Hub. Apps > Windows Subsystem for Android.

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