From CNET: Windows 11 will begin its wide release on Oct. 5. Microsoft's first major operating system update in six years will be available as a free download for existing Windows users starting on that date. However, the OS won't roll out to every compatible Windows device at once and it won't have every major new feature promised just yet, Microsoft said in a Tuesday blog post.
While the first general release of Windows 11 will include features like a more streamlined, Mac-like design, an updated Start menu, new multitasking tools and integrated Microsoft Teams, it will not include one of the most anticipated updates: support for Android mobile apps in its new app store. Microsoft also didn't offer a date for when Android apps would be available either, other than saying that they would roll out in a "preview" test "over the coming months," according to the post.
And just because you have a compatible Windows device doesn't mean you'll be able to run Windows 11 on Oct. 5. The launch will be "phased and measured," with new eligible devices getting the upgrade first and the rest getting offered the free upgrade sometime between October and mid-2022, depending on your hardware, age of device and other factors. You'll get a notification from Windows Update letting you know when Windows 11 is available to you, or you can check manually (here's more on how to download Windows 11 when the time comes and how to try the preview version).
View: Full Article