Microsoft to improve Android gaming compatibility on Windows 11. Picture Courtesy: Windows

Microsoft to Enhance Android Gaming on Windows 11

Newsroom Aug 5, 2022

The new preview build will not only add compatibility improvements for Android games. Still, it will include other quality of life improvements like networking, windowing, and reliability updates.

Overview:

  • Microsoft rolls out a preview build of the Android subsystem for Windows 11. The build includes fixes and improvements in several key areas.
  • The top billing for the update is to improve compatibility with Android games.
  • The new preview build is now available to all Windows Insider channels in the US market.

On Windows 11, Microsoft intends to enhance Android gaming. The business announced the release of a fresh preview build of the Android subsystem for the most recent version of Windows OS in a blog post.

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The most recent subsystem version for Android games, 2206.40000.15.0, will bring some compatibility enhancements. This and other quality of life enhancements will also be included in the following preview, along with reliability fixes, windowing, networking, and scrolling improvements. The new preview build is now accessible to all Windows Insider channels but exclusively in the American market. The tech behemoth has not yet indicated when the new preview will be accessible to regular customers. In addition, Microsoft has outlined some critical problems that could arise while running Android applications. Now that Windows Subsystem for Android is out, users may also provide feedback if they encounter any problems.

Some known issues listed by Microsoft

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According to a blog post by Microsoft, customers may always access the Windows subsystem in the Android Settings app and turn off Advanced Networking if they have any connection problems when using Android applications over a VPN. Some VPNs do not, however, offer advanced networking.

What improvements have been made in the new preview build?

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Microsoft has provided a new set of shims to enable testers to switch on the Windows subsystem for the Android Settings app. Experiences in various applications should be improved by implementing a new suite of shims. Additionally, the updated release adds compatibility for games that use joysticks and support for gamepads that provide arrow keys for sliding and targeting. The new build's default settings would set the minimum window size for Android applications to 220dp.

The new preview build will not only add compatibility improvements for Android games. Picture Courtesy: Windows
  • Several applications now benefit from a new set of shims that can be switched on in the Windows - Subsystem for the Android Settings app.
  • Compatibility with joystick games (mapped to WASD), in-game support for gamepads.
  • Compatibility with arrow key aiming in video games.
  • Compatibility with arrow keys for sliding in video games.
  • Scrolling alterations.
  • Networking expansion.
  • Android's minimum window size is 220dp by default.
  • Dialog improvements when an unsupported VPN is found.
  • In the Windows Subsystem for Android Settings app, a new setting allows users to examine and preserve diagnostic data.
  • Security changes.
  • Fixes for general dependability, such as bigger diagnostic sizes.
  • Graphics upgrade.

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