- Microsoft revealed that the release date of Windows 11 will be October 5.
- This version will lack the highly anticipated ability to run Android applications natively.
- Microsoft will begin testing Android application support through the Insider program in the next few months.
Microsoft just announced that Windows 11 will arrive on October 5. It has been some time since Microsoft announced the next major version of the Windows operating system. Currently, the new version is undergoing beta testing through the Windows Insider program.
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Eligible Windows 10 computers will receive free upgrades from this date. In addition, Microsoft announced in a new announcement that new PCs equipped with Windows 11 will go on sale on October 5. Blog post. However, this release has a major gain. Native Android application support will not be provided when Windows 11 arrives.
Windows 11 native Android application support will come soon, and Insider testing will begin soon
Microsoft emphasized a series of features that Windows 11 will come with when it is released. These include new designs, Snap Layouts, updated start menu, Microsoft Teams integration, and more.
However, the notable exception is one of those exceptions that many of us have been expecting. The release will include the new Microsoft Store, but the company said it is still working on bringing Android applications to Windows 11.
Microsoft Windows Marketing General Manager Aaron Woodman pointed out that the Android application support being developed in cooperation with Amazon and Intel will begin testing through the Windows Insider Program in the next few months.
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The announcement also emphasized that Windows 11 will be launched in a “phased and phased manner.” Therefore, while the lack of this feature at the time of release may disappoint some people, Microsoft says that it focuses on quality, so we can expect the final product to work well.
At the same time, if you want to install Windows 11 on an older PC that is not supported, you need to install it manually using an ISO, and you may not be able to access Windows updates in the future.
According to reasonable estimates, Windows 11 native Android application support should arrive sometime in 2022.