Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 at its June 24 event. The new Windows update comes with a visual upgrade and a bunch of new features. Some of the best features introduced at the event include support for Android apps, widgets, snap layouts, etc. Microsoft is expected to release the first developer build of its Windows software sometime this week. The company is yet to announce the official release date of the stable software. While we wait for that, Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer (CPO) Panos Panay may have inadvertently leaked the release timeline. Let’s take a look at the possible release timeline of Windows 11 tipped by Panay.
Windows 11 release timeline tipped
Microsoft is yet to announce the Windows 11 release date. The company’s CFO, Panos Panay, might have accidentally tipped the release timeline. According to a report by The Verge, Panay sent out a Teams message that reads “can’t wait until October”. The CPO did not reveal the official release date in the message though.
The new Windows software is a free upgrade to eligible users. The company has revealed the minimum system requirements of its new software. Users need to have a system with a 64-bit processor to run Windows 11. Furthermore, the CPU needs to have two or more cores and the machine should have at least 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage in order to run Windows 11.
The company announced some new features coming to the new Windows update. It comes with a centre-aligned Start Menu. Microsoft has also placed the taskbar icons in the centre. Widgets are also arriving on Windows. These widgets will show important information such as Weather, and Calendar, and will also present you with photo previews, along with a search bar – powered by Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft has also integrated its video-conferencing app Teams in the taskbar so that users can easily connect through text, chat, voice, or video with each other. Users can connect with each other via two-way SMS even if one of them doesn’t have the Microsoft Teams app downloaded on their device. Another notable feature is support for Android apps. Users will be able to discover Android apps in the Microsoft Store and install them via the Amazon app store on Windows 11.
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