We will have to be patient to discover all the big news that Windows 11 has in store for us. Indeed, according to recent rumors, the next major update of the operating system will be finalized around May 2021, and should therefore be available. to the general public over the summer.
If we can hardly qualify Windows 11 as a revolution, the operating system has been able to polish the few obsolete aspects of Windows 10 while making its use easier for newbies. But, we must admit, users have not yet had much to eat when it comes to new features. Most of the expected features are currently only available to Insiders, and the general public (to exaggerate a bit) has to be content with a new design and improved performance.
Windows 11: the next big update will not take place before summer 2022
It is therefore only natural that the next big update of Windows is impatiently awaited. We were hoping to see this one land at the start of next year; but, unfortunately, it would seem that we have to wait longer than that. According to rumors reported by Windows Central, the big novelties will rather appear during the summer of 2022. Entitled Sun Valley 2, the final version should arrive to manufacturers in May.
Version 22H2 has the codename “Sun Valley 2” internally, which lends further credence to the 1511 comparison; as that was codenamed Threshold 2 after the initial release. A number of in-box apps will also get updates; including Notepad and Groove Music, both of which are already in preview.
We do not yet have concrete information about the new features that Sun Valley 2 will bring. However, we can make some reasonable assumptions based on the features currently available to members of the Insiders program. Thus, it is possible that Windows 11 finally offers native support for Android applications. Currently, users can install APK versions using third-party apps. Other expected features could also arrive; such as the famous drag and drop on the taskbar disappearing during the transition to Windows 11.
“Following the great lessons learned from Windows 10, we want to make sure that we give you the best possible experience, ” says Microsoft. “This means that new qualifying devices will get the update first. This will then reach over time marketed devices, based on intelligence models that take into account hardware eligibility, reliability parameters, device age and other factors that have an impact on the experience”.