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Windows Subsystem for Android gets IPv6 and VPN support for Insiders

Microsoft is rolling out a new update to the Windows Subsystem for Android for Windows Insiders in all channels, bringing it to version 2205.40000.14.0. With this update, the Windows Subsystem for Android now supports IPv6 and VPN connectivity, expanding networking capabilities for Android apps on Windows. VPN support is particularly interesting if you want to...

All Insiders on Windows 11 can now try Android 12.1 in the Windows Subsystem for Android

Microsoft is rolling out the latest updates for the Windows Subsystem for Android on Windows 11 to every channel of the Insider Program. These updates were first made available in the Dev channel a few weeks ago and include, among other improvements, Android 12.1, also known as Android 12L. The latest version of the Windows Subsystem...

Android apps on Windows 11 are coming to five new countries

Microsoft is bringing the Windows Subsystem for Android - which allows users to run Android apps on Windows 11 - to five new markets later this year, the company announced at Build. Currently only available in the United States, WSA will launch in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United Kingdom before the end of...

Windows Subsystem for Android update adds H.264 hardware decoding

Microsoft has released an update for the Windows Subsystem for Android to Windows Insiders in all channels of the program. This update comes with some significant improvements that should make some apps that much more useful. Among them is support for hardware-accelerated H.264 video decoding in the Windows Subsystem for Android, meaning Android apps can...

Android apps are coming to Windows 11 today, with over a thousand apps

Last month, Microsoft said a bunch of new features are coming to Windows 11, and today, the firm is announcing availability. The biggest news is that Android apps are available for non-Insiders to start using in preview today. The Windows Subsystem for Android is here When Microsoft announced Windows 11 last year, it said that Android apps...

WSAPackagingTool makes it easier to modify the Windows Subsystem for Android

For years, if Windows users wanted to run their favorite Android apps on their computer, they'd have to do so via third-party emulators or other unofficial methods. Now, with Windows 11 and its Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA) feature, you can easily run smartphone apps on your PC. Microsoft's Android environment ships with the Amazon...

Windows Insiders in Release Preview can now try Android apps on Windows 11

If you're a Windows Insider enrolled in the Release Preview channel and you're running Windows 11, you can now start testing Android apps on your PC. Microsoft is preparing to roll out the feature to all Windows 11 users next month - albeit it'll still be labeled as a preview - and as is customary,...

How to sideload Android apps on Windows 11

So you just set up Windows Subsystem for Android on your Windows 11 PC. You can't wait to run your favorite Android apps right on your computer, but there is a catch! Microsoft has partnered with Amazon to integrate the Amazon Appstore with the Microsoft Store, which means you can't officially access the Google Play...

Android apps on Windows 11: Three months in, and not much has changed

When Microsoft announced Windows 11 last June, one of the key new features that it showed was Android app support. However, it didn't arrive at launch, and to date, you still have to be a Windows Insider to run an Android app natively on Windows. The preview launched on October 20, 2021, three months ago...

WSATools will let you backup your Android apps on Windows 11

WSATools, a fan-developed app for installing Android apps on Windows 11, will soon allow you to backup all your Android apps and restore them easily. This makes it easier to set up if you need to reinstall the Windows Subsystem for Android for whatever reason. If you don't know yet, Microsoft has been testing the ability...

WSA PacMan is a GUI package manager and package installer for Windows Subsystem for Android

The Android compatibility layer of Windows 11, commonly known as Windows Subsystem for Android (WSA), comes without the Google Play Store or any kind of Google apps. Instead, you get the Amazon Appstore as the built-in solution for downloading third-party apps. While it is possible to manually sideload apps on WSA, there is no simple...

You can pentest your Android apps on Windows 11 using WSA

Many would argue that the best way to perform mobile application penetration testing on Android is physically connecting a bunch of Android smartphones to a PC or Mac and debugging them. This combination does offer a plethora of control options for pentesting, and for many testing scenarios, a higher degree of swiftness you can’t get...
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