Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system Did not get off to the smoothest launch Last year, we are steadily sorting out the problems. Some updates have addressed security issues, but the latest one focuses on Android components.
The operating system allows you to run Android applications on Windows-based computers, but many find it clunky and awkward. Therefore, if you use this feature, you don’t want to miss this update.
Read more about the update and how to download it to your computer.
This is the inside story
The ability to launch Android apps was initially available only to Windows Insider members until it was released to the public in March this year. Technically called the Windows subsystem for Android, you can download and access mobile applications from the Amazon Appstore.
With the latest updates to the subsystem, we have moved to Android version 12.1 and include many improvements and new settings apps. Unfortunately, it’s only available to Windows Insider members, but will soon be available to all users.
Here are some highlights:
- The Android component settings app offers a new redesign with clearer settings groups, grouped navigation, and a cleaner user experience. The new compatibility settings include configuration options such as enabling swipes on the arrow keys.
- Mouse and keyboard improvements include improved scroll wheel support and the correct display of Android software keyboards.
- Telemetry and diagnostic data collection are now optional by default.
One of the most important improvements is that the Windows taskbar icon shows Android apps using microphones, locations, and other system services. In addition, notifications are displayed in the system tray.
When will this Windows Update be available?
This update is only available to Windows Insider members and will be released later this year. If you want to run the test without waiting, you can sign up for the Windows Insider Program. Method is as follows.
For more information on Microsoft’s Windows Insider Program This information page..