Windows Insiders in the United States have a new update to grab for the Windows Subsystem for Android. The update brings the subsystem to version 2205.40000.14.0 and adds a couple of notable improvements. Microsoft added advanced networking capabilities with the update, which allow apps running on ARM PCs to access local network devices. There’s also an improved settings app for the Windows Subsystem for Android.
The most recent version to the Windows Subsystem for Android gives ARM PCs access to cutting-edge networking features. Recently, Microsoft updated the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 for Insiders. The Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app has been enhanced, and the upgrade adds support for cutting-edge networking. For all Windows Insiders in the US, the update is now accessible.
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 There’s just one known fix for the update. When using the Windows Subsystem for Android, some VPNs may not work with Advanced Networking.
“We’ve made a huge change to networking! We’re now introducing advanced networking, which enables app access to local network devices for ARM computers, allowing apps to take advantage of this functionality,” explained Microsoft. “We’ve also enabled IPv6 and VPN connectivity, enhancing the networking functionalities of the subsystem.” Here’s the complete changelog, as shared by Microsoft:
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