Windows Subsystem for Android Preview gets Android 13, performance improvements, and more.


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Without much fanfare or even a post in the official Windows blog, Microsoft released An important update For Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in its preview program. The latest release upgrades the system to Android 13 and brings several quality-of-life improvements, such as better mouse input, improved clipboard stability, increased app resizing, and more.

It’s worth reminding that Windows Subsystem for Android Preview is a dedicated insider program separate from the “flagship” Windows Insider program. Users can sign up to receive early WSA updates without having to install Windows 11 preview builds and risk encountering critical bugs. You can learn how to enroll in the Windows Subsystem for Android Preview Program. In official documents. Note that it may take up to seven days before you start receiving the initial updates for testing.

Here’s what’s new (through) in the Android 13 Update for Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11:

  • The Windows Subsystem for Android has been updated to Android 13.
  • Added a new command that shuts down WSA for automation: wsaclient.exe /shutdown
  • Improved boot performance (50%, P10 case)
  • Improved mouse click input
  • Improved clipboard stability
  • Application resizing improvements
  • Upgraded to Intel Bridge Technology for Android 13.
  • Improved reliability of media files opened in Windows
  • Jumplist entries for applications that support App Shortcuts

As always, Microsoft encourages users to share their feedback and ideas under the Feedback Hub. Apps > Windows Subsystem for Android.


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