Microsoft confirms rollout of Windows 11 from 5th October

Windows 11, the latest version of the desktop operating system from Microsoft, which was announced by the Redmond-based tech giant a couple of months ago, is now set for the official release. The company has today confirmed that the rollout will begin from 5th October.

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As the company previously confirmed, the Windows 11 release will be available as a free upgrade to the existing Windows 10 users who have an eligible device. Also, the new PCs shipping from 5th October will be available with the Windows 11 operating system pre-installed.

If you are expecting to receive the update on the same day it is being released, then that’s not the case. Microsoft has revealed that similar to its previous updates, this one too will be available in a phased manner. It means that the update will be released in batches and not to everyone at the same time.

Microsoft adds that every eligible device will get the Windows 11 update by mid-2022. Devices with newer hardware will be at the top of the priority list for the update while those using relatively old hardware will be at the bottom of the list. Some devices shipping Windows 10 PCs will be on the fast track for Windows 11 updates, including models from Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Samsung, and Microsoft.

Apart from the phased rollout, another disappointing thing is that the Android app support won’t be available at launch. The company says that the support for Android apps, which will be available through the Amazon App Store, will be rolled out in the “coming months” but there’s no specific timeline.