It appears cherish Microsoft isn’t resting on its laurels when it involves the machine that lets Windows 11 fade Android apps: on Friday, the company announced an update that upgrades the version of Android operating for your computer and helps develop the apps feel extra at dwelling operating on a PC. The Windows Subsystem for Android update is currently only on hand to check for Windows Insiders, nonetheless that’s doubtlessly a apt thing for causes we’ll touch on in impartial appropriate a moment.

The headlining development is an update to the version of Android that underpins Windows’ capability to maneuver cell apps. Essentially the most up-to-date public free up appears to be the exhaust of Android 11 (in accordance with some prodding I did the exhaust of developer instruments), nonetheless the version that Microsoft is testing is operating Android 12.1, aka Android 12L. What that successfully methodology is that, at the same time as you’ve got anything else other than a most up-to-date Pixel, your computer might presumably well per chance even be operating a extra most up-to-date version of Android than your telephone.

The update also brings improvements to how Android apps combine with Windows. Pop-up messages from apps might presumably well per chance also present up as Windows notifications now, and the taskbar will seemingly be ready to present if an Android app is having access to your microphone or nervousness. The corporate also says that Android apps might presumably well per chance also serene behave greater after you wake your computer up from standby. As an different of restarting, they’d presumably well presumably also serene impartial appropriate resume from where they left off.

Microsoft also says it’s thoroughly redesigned the settings app that you simply exhaust to administer the Windows Subsystem for Android, grouping settings together and offering an “all-around cleaner particular person trip.” It’s also made various improvements to how Android apps can access your computer’s camera and has even improved the networking capabilities so that you simply might presumably well per chance presumably also nervousness up elegant dwelling devices the exhaust of an Android app operating for your computer.

Whereas these all sound cherish mountainous improvements, you might presumably well per chance presumably also wish to abet off on attempting to make exhaust of the purpose your self for the time being. For one, it’s currently being rolled out to the Dev channel, which is basically the most bleeding-edge of the Windows Insider rings. (That methodology you’re extra inclined to maneuver into bugs and crashes birth air of operating Android apps.) To that point, Microsoft warns that the strengthen to Android 12.1 “might presumably well per chance also nervousness off some apps to fail to originate.” Maybe that’s now not huge surprising given how rough the Android 12 rollout has been on phones. The corporate says it’s working with partners “to address these issues as soon as seemingly,” so optimistically it’ll gain straightened out before it reaches patrons.

Even when the update isn’t moderately absolutely baked but, it’s apt to glance that Microsoft is truly giving some wish to the Android apps on Windows purpose. It might per chance maybe presumably well per chance also’ve without misfortune introduced it as one thing cold coming with Windows 11, launched it, and idea to be the mission extra or less finished. The reality that we’re seeing predominant adjustments to it, though, makes it appear cherish Microsoft is committed to the purpose for the time being. If it genuinely needs to have a important-class trip, though, this might presumably well per chance also wish to determine a good more uncomplicated methodology to download apps from the Google Play Retailer, in nervousness of the a ways extra restricted Amazon Appstore’s different.