Windows Subsystem for Android gets a May 2023 update

Kip Kniskern

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Windows Subsystem for Android, the feature of Windows that allows users to run Android apps directly on their Windows devices, is getting an update. The new version, 2304.40000.5.0, shipping to Windows 11 on all Windows Insider channels, adds “package verification, improved reliability and AppLink support.”

Here’s what’s new:

  • Package verification for apps on WSA: Android apps are scanned using anti-virus software installed on Windows prior to app installation.
  • Ability for users to configure how much memory to assign to Android
  • Android apps will be launched when a user opens the supported app link from any app (Android AppLink support)
  • Linux kernel updated to 5.15.94
  • WSA reliability and performance improvements

If you’re on a Windows Insider channel and using Windows Subsystem for Android, or if you want to try it out, you can check it out now.