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Windows Subsystem for Android in Windows 11 Preview adds localhost loopback support for LAN

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Microsoft has released the latest monthly update for the preview version of Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11. The new version number is 2308.40000.3.0 and it is available to all members of the Windows Insider Preview program.

The blog post Lists the new features and improvements in this new version. It has mostly the same changelog details as the version released earlier this month on Github. However, this new version is missing the “correctly report isInMultiWindowMode=false when an app is in fullscreen” that was added to the Github version.

  • Platform reliability improvements
  • Localhost loopback support for experimental “local network access” feature.
  • Board reliability and performance improvements
  • A kernel update to improve compatibility with running ARM applications on x64 processors

Microsoft says that people using the feature and experiencing any issues with it can submit their feedback through the Insider Feedback Center under applications > The Windows Subsystem for Android. You can also check out the Troubleshooting and FAQs for mobile apps on Windows site. Android developers can also offer feedback for the new version on Microsoft’s Github page.

Before installing WSA on your device, make sure it meets Microsoft’s minimum hardware requirements. These specific software requirements for WSA are available to view here.

You can also download the Windows Subsystem for Android With the Amazon App Store From the Microsoft Store on compatible Windows 11 PCs.

Developers who want to run Android apps on Windows 11 with this subsystem should check Its Microsoft GitHub page For this exact topic.

The same page also allows you to report a bug in the subsystem, submit new feature requests, or report if something is wrong with the subsystem documentation. You can also simply interact with other Android-to-Windows developers on the page.

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