Windows 11 features, specifications: Microsoft on Thursday announced a new version of Windows – Windows 11. This version has come 10 years after the launch of Windows 10. Its focus is on a new user interface, new Windows Store and performance improvements. Windows 11 has a completely new design language, which the customers were demanding. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said that today is a milestone in the history of Windows. He said that this is the beginning of a new generation.
User interface changes
In Windows 11, the Start button and taskbar are at the bottom of the display instead of on the left. The user interface is reminiscent of Windows 10x. It has widgets with rounded corners, which include things like calendar, weather. It also gets an improved system tray, new split notifications and Quick Actions UI.
Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer Panos Panay told about the new desktop operating system that it brings you closer to the things you love.
Microsoft said that it is also redesigning the Windows Store. Apart from the new brand look, the company said that Windows 11 will support Android apps through Amazon’s App Store. This means that millions of popular apps that were not available on Windows will be available for download on most popular desktop operating systems.
The company also said that it is bringing some features from its Xbox consoles to Windows 11. This includes automatic HDR, which adjusts the lighting and colors in the game.
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For tablets, Microsoft said it has made improvements to the overall touch experience. The company is integrating its video conferencing chat platform Microsoft Teams directly into Windows. So now Teams will be integrated directly into the taskbar, which will help Windows 11 users to call friends, family.
Microsoft said that Windows 11 will start becoming available to customers only this year. And Windows Insiders can start testing the preview of the release from next week. Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 users. Only suitable PC should be there for this.