Windows 11 Subsystem for Android starts receiving the February 2023 Update

The Windows 11 Subsystem for Android is a new architecture for the Windows 11 OS that aims to bring a more robust and efficient environment for running applications. The main idea behind this is to separate the core operating system functions from the applications running on top of it. Now, Windows 11 Subsystem for Android has started getting a new update in the form of the February 2023 Update. The new update has been released one month after the introduction of Android 13 and it offers a bunch of improvements and upgraded security.

Microsoft starts pushing the new February 2023 Update

Microsoft has started pushing the latest Windows 11 Subsystem for Android upgrade and it comes with version number 2301.40000.4.0 and you can install it by heading over to the Microsoft Store. The upgrade has officially gone live on all channels in Windows Insider Program and you can upgrade and try the new features.

The latest update comes with newer Chromium WebView (v108), synchronizing global mic and camera privacy toggles between Windows and Android apps, newer security patches, and more.

Also Read: Windows 11 Android Subsystem WSA September 2022 Update rollout begins.

Changelog for the new Windows 11 Subsystem for Android update

Windows 11 Subsystem for Android starts receiving the February 2023 Update

In terms of the changelog, the update will bring numerous features like platform reliability, camera experience, enhancements to audio input latency, and better framerate performance with the benchmark being improved by 10% to 20% on ARM and 40% to 50% to an x64-based system. Moreover, there are also fixes for the zooming issues using a mouse or touchpad.

Here is the list of changes that come with the new update –

  • Improvements to the camera experience
  • Improved audio input latency and reliability
  • Uses the latest Chromium WebView to version 108
  • Fixed zooming out in apps using a mouse or touchpad
  • Android 13 security updates
  • Improvements to platform reliability
  • Synchronizing global mic and camera privacy toggles between Windows and Android apps
  • Improvements made to framerate performance and certain benchmarks have been improved by 10% to 20% on ARM and 40% to 50% on x64
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