Windows 11 Insiders get a Windows Subsystem for Android update

Kip Kniskern

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Today Microsoft released an update to the Windows Subsystem for Android for all Windows Insider channels, upping the version number to 2302.40000.3.0. The update adds support for the Android PIP (Picture in Picture) feature for apps that use it:

For apps that use the Android PIP feature, the subsystem now supports this behavior. With the flexibility of having apps in windowed mode and all of the great Windows resize and snap features, this makes multitasking within Android apps even easier.

Along with PIP, this update also introduces a new “Partially running” system setting that “runs the subsystem with minimal resources but apps launch quicker than “As needed” mode,” updates the Linux kernel to 5.15.78, and adds Android 13 security updates as well as improvements to platform reliability.

You can check your Windows Subsystem for Android version number by opening the Start Menu, searching for Windows Subsystem for Android and starting it, and then clicking on About. To update the app, you can go to the Microsoft Store, open “Library” (bottom of the left sidebar), and clicking on “Get updates.”

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