Windows 11 Subsystem For Android Gets IPv6 and VPN Support

Microsoft rolled out the June 2022 feature update for Windows 11 Insiders this week and adds several networking functionalities to the Windows Subsystem For Android.

Some of them include adding support for IPv6, VPN connectivity, and letting the apps access ARM capabilities. In addition to this, there are a number of bug fixes noted by Microsoft in this update. Well, there is only one available for US Windows Insiders, running WSA on Windows 11.

New Features to Windows 11 WSA

One of the primary reasons why the Windows community is liking Windows 11 is the addition of the Windows Subsystem for Android. This lets users run Android apps natively on their Win11 system or on x86 emulation, based on their hardware resources.

Since it’s a hit, Microsoft is rolling out new features to develop it even further. In this pursuit, the June 2022 feature update brought a number of changes to the Windows Subsystem for Android (v2205.40000.14.0), as below;

Starting up, the WSA for Windows 11 Insiders (only in the US) gets support for IPv6 and VPN connectivity. These granular controls enhance the networking functionalities. Plus, Microsoft now allows apps to access the local network devices for ARM computers.

While these are the main ones, here are all the bug fixes and new features coming to Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11;

  • The IP address of the VM has been updated and it’s now the same as the host/computer IP.
  • Microsoft has fixed issues with maximizing or resizing.
  • Microsoft has fixed scrolling issues with mouse and trackpad in apps.
  • As part of privacy updates, Microsoft has confirmed that windows marked secure can no longer be screenshotted. This includes the incognito mode of Chrome.
  • Microsoft is improving web browser launching.
  • Enabled support for doze and app standby.
  • Updated to Chromium WebView 101
  • Microsoft has fixed app flickering and graphics corruption, video playback, issues with the network, and more. In fact, Microsoft claims the update increases the performance and reliability of connecting to virtual WiFi.
  • Microsoft is improving video playback in apps and adding support for the AV1 codec.
  • Microsoft has fixed video playback issues including a bug that can prevent the screen from turning off in Windows.

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