In June 2021, Microsoft unveiled Windows 11 which is set to be released this fall, today Microsoft officially announced the released date for Windows 11 which is available on October 5, 2021. On that day, selected Windows 10 PCs will be available for the free upgrade to Windows 11 and upcoming PCs or laptops that come with Windows 11 out of the box will also be available to purchase.
If you’re holding a current Windows 10 PC, Windows Update will be let you know when the upgrade is available for Windows 11, meanwhile, you can check your Windows 10 PCs to see if it is available for Windows 11 upgrade through Windows Update or you can use Microsoft’s PC Health Check app which is currently in preview mode.
As noted by The Verge, even after Windows 11 globally debut on October 5, not all features are available which was unveiled at Windows 11 launched in June 2021, which includes Android apps to Windows 11 in a partnership with Amazon and Intel. Verge also noted that Android apps on Windows 11 will be available through Windows Insider which is rolling in out coming months.
System requirements for Windows 11:
- Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with 2 or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or System on a Chip (SoC), see the full list of supported processors.
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Storage: 64 GB or larger storage device
- System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable
- TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0
- Graphics card: DirectX 12 compatible graphics / WDDM 2.x
- Display: High definition (720p) display that is greater than 9” diagonally, 8 bits per color channel