August 10, 2022
Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 Updated with Improvements for Gamers: All the Details


Microsoft on Tuesday released an update for the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11. The update is being rolled out to all Windows Insider channels in the US. The new update, version 2206.40000.15.0, focuses mainly on games. It also brings several new changes such as enhancements for input compatibility, windowing improvements and reliability in apps for networking. The update also brings a new suite of shims (libraries) to toggle in the Windows subsystem for the Android Settings app that according to the company will provide a better experience across multiple apps.

in a blog Post, the tech giant has announced the release of an update for the Windows subsystem for Android with version 2206.40000.15.0. The update is currently available for all Windows Insider channels, but only in the US. According to Microsoft, this includes “many new changes such as updates to input compatibility in apps such as games, networking and windowing improvements, and reliability updates.”

Microsoft is making a new suite of shims (a library used to transparently intercept application programming interfaces or APIs) available for the Android Settings app to toggle in the Windows subsystem, which is designed to enable a better experience across multiple apps. is called to do. It’s also adding compatibility to games with joysticks, which are mapped to WASD keys. Compatibility is also being offered for gamepads in games, for aiming in games with arrow keys, and for sliding in games with arrow keys.

Additionally, the new Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 also offers better scrolling and networking. Microsoft has also set the default minimum window size to 220dp. The update also brings an improved dialog when an unsupported VPN is detected, a new toggle for viewing and saving diagnostic data, security updates, general reliability improvements, and graphics improvements. Common reliability improvements also include improvements in diagnostic sizes.

Microsoft has also highlighted a known issue with the new Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 Update. According to the company, some VPNs may not work with Advanced Networking. If a user does not have network connectivity for the Android app when using a VPN, they can disable advanced networking in the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app, according to the company.


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