July 5, 2022

What you need to know

  • Microsoft has updated the Windows Subsystem for Android to Android 12L. 
  • When the Subsystem was originally launched, it relied on Android 11. 
  • The update is currently available for those on the Windows 11 Insider Program.

Microsoft has announced that it is providing an update to the Windows Subsystem for Android through the Windows 11 Dev channel. With this update, Android apps will now be running on Android 12.1, also known as Android 12L.

Along with providing a newer version of Android as the backbone for your app experience, Microsoft brings some much-needed improvements. These include privacy updates that will show which Android apps on Windows 11 are using features like your microphone and location, right in the Windows taskbar.