Latest Windows Subsystem for Android update adds camera, graphics improvements

Kip Kniskern

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Windows 11 Insiders, along with a Dev and Beta Channel update, are also getting an update to the Windows Subsystem for Android. The update, bumping the version number up to 2301.40000.4.0, offers a number of improvements:

  • Improved audio input latency and reliability
  • Improvements to camera experience (camera metadata now exposed to camera apps)
  • Improvements to framerate performance: certain benchmarks have improved by 10%-20% on ARM and 40%-50% on x64
  • Fixed zooming out in apps using touchpad or mouse
  • Improvements to platform reliability
  • Using latest Chromium WebView to version 108
  • Synchronizing global microphone and camera privacy toggles between Windows and Android apps
  • Android 13 security updates

The Windows Subsystem for Android allows Windows 11 Insiders the ability to run Android apps on Windows, once the subsystem is installed.