📢 Windows Subsystem for Android July update adds AV1 codec support


Microsoft started rolling out July 2022 update of Windows Subsystem for Android to Windows 11 Insiders in U.S. with the following improvements. - Story by Kunal Chowdhury on

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Microsoft releases an update for Windows Subsystem for Android™ on Windows 11. The latest update (version 2205.40000.14.0) is now rolling out to all Windows Insiders Channels but is currently limited to only U.S. users. This update includes several new updates as well as routine improvements to the platform and reliability, says Microsoft.

 

With this July 2022 update, you will find improvements to networking, an updated Settings app, AV1 codec support, and more! For a detailed list of changes, continue reading further.

 

Windows Subsystem for Android (July 2022 update)

 

What's new and improved in Windows Subsystem for Android for Windows 11

Advanced Networking

Microsoft made a lot of changes to networking options! With the new advanced networking, apps can now access local network devices for ARM computers. This will enable the apps to take full advantage of this feature. With this update, Microsoft also enabled IPv6 and VPN connectivity in Windows Subsystem for Android. This will enhance the networking functionalities of the subsystem.

 

 

Settings App Update

In version 2205.40000.14.0, Microsoft updated the Windows Subsystem for the Android Settings app which will now account for advanced networking. This means that Microsoft has removed the IP address from the Developer section in the Settings app. This has been done because the subsystem no longer has a different IP from your computer.

 

 

Full changelog

  • Enabled Advanced Networking functionality, including app access to local network devices for ARM
  • VM IP address removed from Settings app. With Advanced Networking, now the IP address of the VM is the same as the host/computer IP.
  • Fixes for non-resizable app content on maximize or resizing
  • Fixes for scrolling with mouse and trackpad in apps
  • Android May Kernel patches
  • Android windows marked secure can no longer be screenshotted
  • Improve web browser launching
  • Enable doze and app standby while charging for improved power saving
  • ADB debug prompts redirected to Windows for improved security
  • Updated to Chromium WebView 101
  • Fixes for graphics including app flickering and graphics corruption
  • Fixes for video playback
  • AV1 Codec support
  • Enabled IPv6 and VPN Connectivity
  • Increased the performance and reliability connecting to virtual WIFI in the container
  • Video playback apps can now prevent the screen from turning off in Windows

 







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