Windows 11: Everything you need to know about windows 11 release date, new features and more

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Back in June, Microsoft announced the next generation of Windows, Windows 11. In this article we will discuss the New Microsoft Windows 11 operating system and its features etc.

When is Windows 11 releasing?

Officially, the Windows 11 OS is releasing in 2021, but Microsoft has not confirmed any specific date yet. Current rumors are that Microsoft will launch windows 11 new version in October, it may be positive that in October is date when windows 11 PCs will comes in the market. Or Windows 11 may come in next year.

How much will the Windows 11 upgrade cost?

If you are using Windows 10, then the Windows 11 upgrade will be free, and if you are using an older version of Windows, then you may have to buy Windows 10 to get the free Windows 11 upgrade. But your computer will need to meet the requirements for the software.

The best new features in Windows 11:-

Windows 11 offers a ton of features and these features will completely change your windows experience. Here are some features of the Microsoft Windows 11 Operating System:

A New Look and Design:

The first thing you will see is the design changes, the taskbar now in the center of the display, like ChromeOS, it will be much easier to access, particularly on ultrawide displays. You can customize or move it to the left side of the display, if you don’t like this change.

There are other visual changes to the OS as well, like the corners of the windows now have round edges, Some windows and the task bar now have a more frosted glass look, similar to the aero design from the Windows Vista. It will not necessarily look like this for every window, it may depend on the theme you choose.

Android apps on PC:

Like Apple allowed iOS apps to work on macOS, Microsoft now confirmed that android apps will be work on the Windows 11, this is one of the biggest change, it will helpful for android user that they can run Android apps on their PC, but Microsoft do it differently, it has partnered with Amazon, so that the apps will be download with the Amazon Appstore, So the Android apps you want to use on your PC that will be listed on Amazon Appstore, if not then you will not be able to launch them on you PC.

The new Chat feature:

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In the Windows 11, Microsoft has introduced a new Chat feature, this Chat feature is in the dock so windows 11 users can quickly access all their important connections.

This will help you to access text, chat, voice calls and video calls with all of your personal contacts. And the most useful thing is that, if you are on Windows 11 and they are on Android, IOS or Windows even then you will be able to contact them.

New, more dynamic themes:

In Microsoft Windows 11, the themes are more dynamic and they make an impact on the overall look and the style of your own personal Windows experience. There are many themes, some will apply the Aero look mentioned above. And every theme has a specific color associated with it, there will be for both dark and light modes.

Improvements for touch:

Microsoft improves touch experience in windows 11. The tablet mode from windows 10 is now gone, replaced with gestures and other features. Which means you will notice that icons & boxes are easy to touch with fingers. And more clear window animations show where things are moving.

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Microsoft improves touch keyboard as well, with this you can swipe with it using your fingers and the spacebar as a trackpad. And for gestures you can use 3 or 4 fingers to swipe up or down on Windows to minimize or close the windows.

Microsoft Store with improved content curation:

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The Microsoft Store comes with improved experience and includes better curated content. Also it will include improvements to managing purchased content like TV shows, games, movies and more.

In this windows 11 update, Microsoft says that all apps, games, books etc. Will be easier to search with the curated stories and collections. So you can easily find and download what you want.

Gaming features:

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In this Windows 11 update, Microsoft announced updates for gaming. The updates are more focused on “Incredible Speed, Superior Graphics and a huge selection of Games.” Microsoft is bringing the DirectStorage API to the PC, which will allow your computer to load game data into your GPU’s memory. And one more new feature is Auto HDR, it allows games created with DirectX 11 or later automatically upgraded using SDR.

In Windows 11, the Xbox app will be pre-installed. This will allow you to access the Xbox library on your PC, and play games with your Game Pass subscription.

Snap Groups:

Windows has always made organizing apps very easy, and Windows 11 will make it easier. In this update you will be able to snap windows in all kinds of arrangements and you can also create your own custom arrangements as well. You will be able to do this by simply hovering over the Maximize button.

New Widgets:

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In Windows 11, Microsoft introduced widgets that kind of failed in Windows Vista. The widgets are more personalized and it will bring you more of the news that you want or care about and less of what you don’t. You can even add widgets on your own for a more personalized feel. It will live in the dock and be accessible from there anytime.

Should I install Windows 11?

The windows 11 operating system currently running as beta version, called Windows Preview. If you are in the Windows Insider Program and a compatible PC with Windows 11, then you can download this software. But it is not recommended that everyone can download, if you are a Tech-savvy, or a developer then you can. Because it can harm your computer.

We would recommend you to wait until the final operating system release. once the operating system releases for consumers.

then you can install it, with a compatible PC.

Which computers support Windows 11?

There are tons of PC models that support this software, and if you’re not sure that your computer supports it or not. So Microsoft provides a free PC health check app that will check if your computer is compatible or not.

For windows 11 to work on your PC, you will need to meet the requirements given below:

  • Processor: Minimum 1 GHz with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM.
  • Storage: 64 GB.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics/WDDM 2.x.
  • Display: Greater than 9 inches with HD Resolution (720p).
  • Internet connection: Microsoft account and internet connectivity required for setup of Windows 11 Home.

Update. Windows 11 Beta is now available. Click Here to read how to install.

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