Microsoft rilascia Windows Subsystem per Android

Microsoft releases Windows Subsystem for Android. As a preview for “insiders” (subscribers to the program that allows you to receive preview versions of the operating system), Microsoft has released a preview of the new version of Windows Subsystem for Android, signed WSA, the subsystem which, among other things, allows Android apps to run natively on Windows 11 host operating system hardware.

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To take advantage of WSA, just install the Amazon AppStore app from the Microsoft Store but if you want (hacking a bit) you could also have the Google Play Store. WSA version 2301.40000.4.0 features improvements in app performance and the Android “experience”, including improvements in frame rates in some benchmarks.

On machines with x86 architecture (AMD and Intel processors) improvements in terms of performance between 40% and 50% are expected; performance improvements are indicated in 20% for those using machines with ARM architecture-based processors. In any case, Microsoft has not specifically indicated the reference benchmarks used.

The Redmond multinational still reports improvements with apps that use the camera (with metadata now correctly distributed to this type of app), the resolution of an issue with reducing the size of the app window using a touchpad or mouse, the update of Chromium WebView version 108, microphone and camera privacy options synced between Windows and Android apps, and Android 13 inherent security updates.

To update WSA just open the Microsoft Store, click on the Collection icon at the bottom left, select “Get updates” and then “Update” on the right of Windows Subsystem for Linux, alternatively, for the complete update, you can click on “Refresh all”).

In recent days, Bing and Microsoft’s Edge have been at the top of the tech news thanks to their integration with the ChatGPT generative language network. Now that Apple has had success with Apple Silicon for Macs, other manufacturers are expected to introduce notebooks and computers based on ARM chips, a development that Intel and AMD won’t like.

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