Microsoft announced on Tuesday, August 31, that the latest iteration of its Windows operating system, Windows 11 would be launching on October 5.
Windows 11 is a free upgrade from Windows 10, and will be made available as the operating system of new PCs when it rolls out in October.
The launch will have its own cadence, with new eligible devices getting the upgrade first, then with a staggered rollout to other devices that are eligible, based on “intelligence models that consider hardware eligibility, reliability metrics, age of device and other factors that impact the upgrade experience,” according to Aaron Woodman, general manager for Windows marketing.
All eligible devices should be given the chance to upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022, with Windows Update informing users of availability for the upgrade.
The system requirements for Windows 11 are available here, for those who wish to check it out ahead of the upgrade.
While users can reportedly update unsupported computers to Windows 11 when it comes out, The Verge adds in its report doing so may mean getting an unsupported Windows 11 state, which means a decided lack of security updates and patches.
Sadly, one feature which will be missing this launch window is the Android Apps integration into Windows 11.
Woodman said Microsoft was “continuing our journey to bring Android apps to Windows 11 and the Microsoft Store through our collaboration with Amazon and Intel; this will start with a preview for Windows Insiders over the coming months.” – Rappler.com