October Windows Subsystem for Android brings improvements to camera and security

After releasing new Windows 11 updates to Insider, Microsoft has released a new incremental upgrade for the Windows Subsystem for Android. Yes, the new October update for the Android subsystem is here and it brings improvements to the camera, security, general reliability, performance improvements, and more. The latest update is available for both developer and beta channels in the Windows 11 Insider program, read along to learn more about it.

Microsoft rolled out the new Windows Subsystem for Android upgrade with version number 2209.40000.26.0 As usual, the upgrade is only available in supported regions. And make sure your Windows 11 is running on a developer or beta channel build.

Before moving on to the changes coming with the October update, just wanted to mention, Android 13 support is coming soon to the Windows Subsystem for Android along with some additional features and apps. There’s no word on availability yet, but it’s going to be a massive upgrade to the Android subsystem.

Talking about the October update, then the new additional upgrade includes clipboard stability, camera HAL improvements, multi-threaded (>8 cores) performance improvements, better security for graphic streaming, improvements for package launches, Brings increased platform stability, and more.

Here’s the complete list of changes coming with the new Android Subsystem update.

  • Improvements to the Camera HAL
  • Improvements to clipboard stability
  • Improvements to multi-threaded (>8 core) performance
  • Improved security for graphic streaming
  • Reliability improvements for package launches
  • Security updates for ANGLE and GSK
  • Annotated telemetry with package installation sources
  • The window with legal information has been fixed
  • Security updates to the Linux kernel
  • Enhancements to platform stability
  • Updated to Chromium WebView 105

You can head over to the Windows Insider Blog for more details about the new upgrade.

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