The new Windows 11 software being baked by global technology giant, Microsoft, will go public on October 5, 2021, the multinational corporation has announced.
Aaron Woodman, general manager of windows marketing at Microsoft, speaking on the new innovation, explained that unlike many Windows upgrades in the past, the new version will be available in phases, noting that new eligible devices will be offered the upgrade on October 5 before it becomes available to more “in-market” devices in the weeks and months that follow.
“Following the tremendous learnings from Windows 10, we want to make sure we’re providing you with the best possible experience. We expect all eligible devices to be offered the free upgrade to Windows 11 by mid-2022,” he said.
For users with existing Windows 10 PCs, the company said Windows Update will get them informed when the upgrade is available for Windows 11. It also noted that users can check if their devices are eligible for the Windows 11 upgrade through Windows Update, or Microsoft’s dedicated PC Health Check app.
While Windows 11 will be launching on October 5th, the company said not all of the announced features will be available on that date, adding that its partnership with Amazon and Intel towards bringing Android apps to Windows 11 will be available at a further date.