Latest Windows Subsystem for Android update adds support for Android 13 in preview

Kevin Okemwa

Last week, Microsoft released an update for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in preview bumping it to 2211.40000.7.0. Aside from the reliability and performance fixes, it features another notable addition. The Windows Subsystem for Android has been updated to Android 13.

Essentially, WSA lets you add Android applications to Windows 11 via the Amazon Appstore, though its use is limited to certain regions.

Here’s everything you need to know about this update:

  • Windows subsystem for Android updated to Android 13
  • Added a new command that shuts down WSA for automation
  • Improvements in boot performance (50%, P10 case)
  • Improvements to mouse click input
  • Improvements in clipboard stability
  • Improvements to application resizing
  • Upgraded to Intel bridge technology for Android 13
  • Reliability improvements to media files opening in Windows
  • Jumplist entries for applications supporting app shortcuts

That said, it will now be easier for users to run Android 13 apps in Windows 11. We invite you to sign up for the Windows Subsystem for Android Preview Program to access all these features. Be sure to also check out our dedicated guides that will help you install Windows Subsystem for Android on your Windows 11 PC and install Android apps in Windows 11.