Microsoft releases Windows 11 on October 5, without support for Android apps

Windows 11 will be available on October 5. Microsoft will then start releasing the stable version as an upgrade for Windows 10 users. Support for Android apps via the Amazon Appstore will not be added until later.

Microsoft will phase out the free upgrade to Windows 11 from October 5 to eligible users. From then on, users can upgrade manually themselves, or buy Windows 11 separately. Microsoft expects all eligible PCs to receive the upgrade by mid-2022.

When the first public version of Windows 11 comes out, support for Android apps via the Amazon Appstore will still be missing. Microsoft announced that as one of the features of Windows 11, but now says that it will first be tested in the Insiders version of Windows in the coming months. When support for Android apps will come to the final version is not yet clear.

According to Microsoft, Windows 11 requires users to have a supported 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a graphics card with DirectX 12 support, UEFI with Secure Boot and TPM 2.0. When installing on a system with, for example, an unsupported processor, users may not receive updates.

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