Breaking news is that Windows 10 is not the last version of Windows. Microsoft has announced Windows 11 in the What’s next for Windows event. Well then, what’s new in Windows 11? In this post, MiniTool Software shows the new features and improvements in Windows 11.
What’s New in Windows 11?
In mid-June, 2021, someone leaked the information about Windows 11. That was breaking news because Microsoft has informally announced that Windows 10 is the last version of Windows. However, Windows 11 is true. In Microsoft’s What’s next for Windows event on June 24, 2021, the company has officially announced Windows 11. In the event, Microsoft disclosed the new features and improvements in Windows 11. This post will sum them up.
New Features in Windows 11?
There are many new features in Windows 11. We will list them one after another in this part.
What’s New in Windows 11?
- A new Start menu in the center
- New Snap Assistant Controls
- One big update a year
- A new Microsoft Store
- Android apps-support in Windows 11
- Widgets and Teams on the taskbar
A New Start Menu in the Center
Unlike other Windows versions, the Start menu in Windows 11 is located in the center by default. And the Start button is also in the middle of the taskbar. The icons in the taskbar are also in the middle. But the good news is that you can move it to the left side if you want to – at least now.
However, the location of the Start menu is not the only new change. Microsoft also simplifies the Start menu, removing the Live Titles. Instead, you can see a list of app icons and the files you have recently opened.
New Snap Assistant Controls
Microsoft adds more options when you snip windows in Windows 11. For example, you can divide your screen into 3 parts with different shapes. How to do this? When you hover your mouse on the maximize button of an app window, you can see various options (different shapes). You can select one according to your requirements. The app on your screen will be listed as your selection.
One Big Update a Year
Previously, Microsoft released two big updates a year. In the event, Microsoft said the update will be switched to one big update a year. And the update will be 40% smaller. This means that the update will be much faster.
A New Microsoft Store
The Microsoft Store is your only trusted location to get your needed apps. It will be much faster for you to install the apps you want to use. The app’s update speed is also increased because you don’t need to use the app’s updater to perform an update. Due to this, your computer can run faster than before.
Android-Apps-Support in Windows 11
Windows 11 supports Android apps. You can download them from Microsoft Store and run them on your computer. This is a revolutionary change. However, Microsoft delays the launch of Android app support in Windows 11 this year (2021). It will not come with Windows 11 on the Windows 11 official release date, October 5, 2021.
Windows 11 will be officially released to the public on October 5, 2021, and Microsoft delays the Android apps support in Windows 11 into 2022.
Widgets and Teams on the Taskbar
Widgets and Teams are also added to the taskbar. In the previous information, there is no much information about them. But they come with Windows 11. In the final Windows 11 version, you can add widgets from other applications to it. That is, you can customize as per your requirements.
Improvements in Windows 11?
Windows 11 has some improvements. For example, the PC gaming experience is highly improved. Besides, you are allowed to remove Cortana from the PC setup experience. When Windows 11 is officially released, you will find more improvements in it.
How to Download and Install Windows 11?
Till now, Microsoft hasn’t released Windows 11 to insiders. You may find some Windows 11 .iso files on the internet. Here, you should know that they are not authorized. The good news is that Microsoft will release Windows 11 to insiders this week. If you are a member of the Insider Program, you can use Windows 11 before the release of the final version. Here is a guide on how to install Windows 11: [Graphic Guide]: What’s Windows 11 & How to Install Windows 11?