Microsoft has finally announced the official release date for Windows 11.
The company announced that Windows 11 will be released on October 5, 2021. As you already know, it will be available as a free update, but only to select a number of eligible PCs.
After reaching eligible devices for its initial release, the update will seed over time to machines based on intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, age of the device, reliability metrics, and other elements that may affect upgrade experience.
Microsoft hopes that all eligible hardware will have access to the update by mid-2022.
- You can install Windows 11 on old hardware, but you won’t receive future updates
- Windows 365 Business and Enterprise edition prices revealed
Once the update is available, Windows 10 users can see the update available via the Windows Update section. But as we’ve experienced before, users should also have the option to download the update manually.
Whatever the case may be, there’s a couple of reasons to get excited about the Windows 11 update. There’s the new UI look and sound elements, redesigned Start menu, updated Microsoft Store app, widgets, and of course, gaming-related upgrades like DIrect Storage and Auto HDR.
But possibly the main interesting addition is the support for Android apps. Albeit, it will not be available upon launch.