Windows 11 was first shown on June 26, but then without a release date. It was only said that the operating system will be delivered to the first users no later than in the fourth quarter of 2021. And it will be so, because Microsoft has just confirmed that Windows 11 will release in October 2021. Unfortunately, not for everyone.
When will Windows 11 release to the public?
Microsoft announced recently that Windows 11, the new version of its PC operating system revealed earlier this summer, will be released starting October 5, 2021.
“Today, we are thrilled to announce Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase. A new Windows experience, Windows 11 is designed to bring you closer to what you love,” Microsoft’s blog reads.
As Microsoft says, only certain eligible devices will start receiving the update from this date. The Redmond company says the rollout will take place based on data such as the age of the device, reliability metrics, and other factors.
In any case, the update is expected to be offered to all eligible devices by mid-2022. The PC Health Check app, with which you can perform a requirements check, will soon be available again.
As perfect as 11.11 *would* be, we just couldn't wait any longer to make #Windows11 available. Get it October 5th, and read all about it now.
— Windows (@Windows) August 31, 2021
Why Windows 11 will not include Android app support at launch?
Microsoft also revealed that Android app support, one of the strengths of Windows 11, will not be available at launch.
“ We look forward to 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,” said Aaron Woodman, general manager of Windows marketing at Microsoft.
In any case, Windows 11 at launch will include integration with Microsoft Teams, a new design with an updated Start Menu, Snap Layout, Groups, and a significantly improved Microsoft Store app.
What do you think about it?