Not everyone was expecting Windows 10 to get a sequel, or at least not this year. In the past, Microsoft had stated that Windows 10 would be the last Windows version. Instead of bringing new versions, the company would keep bringing new features and changing Windows 10 over time. However, time has passed and the company has changed its mind. Now, Windows 11 feels like a son between Windows 10 and Windows 10X. It essentially feels like Windows 10 apart from a new Centered Start Menu and refreshed Settings screen. Of course, there are some subtle changes in the design such as rounded corners and new sounds. The new OS will also bring total compatibility with Android Apps and some of the most popular apps will be downloaded straight from Windows Store. The Widgets feature is also back.
Until now, Windows 11 has been available for Insiders, but the company has finally announced when users in the stable channel will get the new update. The Windows 11 release date is set at October 5. However, as the company said this whole time, it’s not coming to everyone on day one. The company will do a staged rollout. Of course, we believe that once the ISO becomes available, most enthusiasts will be able to install it.
The launch date also means that new products launched in October will start to come with Windows 11 straight out of the box. We’ll also see newer eligible devices receive the update in the very beginning. Laptops such as the Realme Book and the recent Mi and Redmi laptops should also one among the first to get the new OS. The company will test more devices and expand the rollout. It expects to offer Windows 11 to everyone by mid-2022 which is really far.
New products with Windows 11 will appear in October
To install Windows 11 use will need a compatible CPU and TPM 2.0, but the latter has been a requirement for new PCs since 2015. If you don’t mean these requirements, Microsoft will not prevent you from installing an ISO image. However, you might not get updates. The alternative is to stay on Windows 10 and deal with the fact that support will end on October 14, 2025.
One time that Windows 11 release is set to October 5, we may see new computers being sold now already being billed as ready for Windows 11. Microsoft is also saying that this is a great time to buy a new PC, and apparently, that is the idea behind the new requirements. We expect more details to emerge soon, and the long-waited Android compatibility may finally come in the upcoming Insider Previews.