Existing Windows users will be able to receive Microsoft’s first significant operating system update in six years as a free download on that day. It’s important to note that the OS won’t be available on all Windows devices at the same time, and it won’t contain all of the significant new features promised just yet, Microsoft noted in their blog.
It will have features like a more streamlined, Mac-like look, updated Start menu, new multitasking tools, and a Microsoft Teams integration, but it won’t include one of the most anticipated updates: support for Android mobile apps in its new app store, according to Microsoft. It’s unclear when the Android apps will be accessible, but Microsoft did state that a “preview” test will take place “over the next months,” according to the post.
That doesn’t mean that you’ll be able to run Windows 11 on Oct. 5 just because you have a Windows device that supports In a “phased and measured” approach, eligible devices will be upgraded first, followed by all other devices between October and mid-2022, depending on the device’s age and other variables. Windows Update will notify you when Windows 11 is released.
The Windows Insider program members can download an early version of Windows 11 now. Try to see whether your machine can automatically update to Windows 11 (you’ll need a copy of Windows 10 to accomplish this — here’s how you can get a free copy of it).
Also, if you don’t feel like upgrading to Windows 11, Microsoft will continue to support Windows 10 until October 2025.