Android 13 is added to the Windows Subsystem for Android Preview, along with other changes.

Microsoft published an important update for Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) in its Preview programme without much ado or even a post in the official Windows Blog. The most recent update brings various quality-of-life updates, including improved mouse input, increased clipboard reliability, improvements for app scaling, and more. The system is upgraded to Android 13 with this version.

The Windows Subsystem for Android Preview is a separate insider programme from the “flagship” Windows Insider Program, it is important to remember this. By signing up for early WSA upgrades, users can avoid installing Windows 11 preview releases and running the risk of running across serious flaws. The official documentation contains instructions on how to sign up for the Windows Subsystem for Android Preview programme. Be aware that it can take up to seven days for you to begin receiving testing-related early updates.

What’s new (via) in the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 update to Android 13 is as follows:

  • Updated to Android 13 on the Windows subsystem for Android
  • A new command that disables WSA for automation has been added: /shutdown wsaclient.exe
  • Boot performance has improved (50% in the P10 example).
  • enhancing mouse click input
  • Stability improvements for the clipboard
  • updates to the application resizing process
  • for Android 13, upgraded to Intel bridge technology
  • Enhancements to the Windows media file opening reliability
  • items in the jumplist for programmes that support app shortcut

Microsoft continues to invite users to submit suggestions and feedback through the Feedback Hub located in Apps > Windows Subsystem for Android.

Christopher Woodill

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