Windows 11 Update for Windows Subsystem for Android: Camera Compatibility, Fullscreen Mode, Local Networking, and More

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Microsoft has shipped an update for Windows Subsystem for ™ on Windows 11, including improvements to advanced settings, fixes for OneDrive folders, and several requested features.

Windows Subsystem for Android™ Update on Windows 11

Windows 11 is rolling out an update to its Windows Subsystem for Android™. This update (2306.40000.4.0) includes a variety of improvements and fixes. From compatibility to fullscreen , users can now enjoy a better experience on their Windows .

What’s New

The update includes a range of features and fixes. Camera compatibility has been improved, and fullscreen mode F11 now displays a hover taskbar. Local networking is now replacing “Advanced networking”, allowing Android apps to connect to devices on the same network. Additionally, users can now change their default shared folder.

The subsystem will also prompt if an app is trying to use permissions that the subsystem does not have. It has switched from EROFS to EXT4 for read-only disks, and fixes for OneDrive folders not showing up in Android apps have been implemented. Drag and drop support has been extended to more file types, and partially running mode is now enabled by default for devices with at least 16 GB of memory.

The update also includes stability fixes for Arm devices, an updated Linux kernel (5.15.104), and Android 13 security updates.

Giving Feedback

If you are having issues with Windows Subsystem for Android™, you can file feedback via Feedback Hub under Apps > Windows Subsystem for Android™. For more information about troubleshooting and submitting feedback, please see the Troubleshooting and FAQ for mobile apps on Windows. If you’re a developer, please give feedback at our Github site.

The update includes a range of features and fixes. Camera compatibility has been improved, and fullscreen mode with F11 now displays a hover taskbar.

The Windows Subsystem for Android™ update on Windows 11 is now available to all Windows Insider channels. With improved camera compatibility, fullscreen mode, and local networking, users can now enjoy a better experience on their Windows devices. If you’re having issues with the subsystem, you can file feedback via Feedback Hub or the Github site.

  • Camera compatibility improvements
  • Fullscreen mode with F11 now displays hover taskbar
  • Local networking now replacing “Advanced networking”
  • Share user folders now gives users the option to change their default shared folder
  • Prompts if an app is trying to use a permission that the subsystem does not have

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