Windows 11 appeared last week as Microsoft’s next-generation operating system. The new Windows version brings a patched-up interface as well as a list of changes over Windows 10, including a halfway adjusted Start menu and new startup sounds. Windows 11 also brings enhancements with multitasking and PC gaming. Further, the latest Windows OS comes with the refreshed Microsoft Store that has a lot of basic changes — including access to Android apps. Windows 11 also carries new wallpapers, activity effects, and sounds to convey a fresh encounter.
On this week’s episode of Gadgets 360 podcast Orbital, video maker Shubham Raheja and I (Orbital maker Jagmeet Singh) discuss Windows 11 with host Akhil Arora. The new Windows version has shown up almost six years after the release of Windows 10.
The interface changes on Windows 11 make it appear to be similar to Apple’s macOS and Google’s Chrome OS. You’ll get adjusted corner edges across menus and windows and refreshed widgets. Yet, Microsoft has given some changes to give its flavor as well. These, for instance, incorporate a Microsoft Teams coordination and all-new search usefulness.
Microsoft has also discarded some of the messiness it had on before Windows versions and taken out features including Cortana and Skype that were a piece of Windows 10.
Notwithstanding changes at the basic levels, Windows 11 includes support for Android apps that comes from the Amazon Appstore, which will be a piece of Microsoft Store later on. Microsoft has also banded together with Intel to bring its Intel Bridge runtime compiler to the new Windows version for locally running Android apps.
Users can also sideload APK files to install Android apps on Windows 11, even though whether you’ll have to access the command line to do as such, or on the off chance that you will want to install the application by just double-tapping on the APK needs to be affirmed. At the same time, the apps accessible on Windows 11 won’t use Google Play Services which will restrict the use of Android apps on Windows.
Specifically for gamers, Windows 11 has DirectX 12 Ultimate, Auto HDR (first brought to Xbox Series S/X consoles, also from Microsoft), and DirectStorage. The last of those offers faster burden times for top-of-line, AAA gaming titles. Further, gamers will want to access Xbox Game Pass straightforwardly from their Windows 11 PCs.
Microsoft is also yet to dispel any confusion on the base equipment requirements front and whom all would get Windows 11 as a free update. The organization showed that the new Windows experience will be accessible as a software update to individuals who have some of the latest top-end laptops.
At first, Microsoft offered the PC Health Check application to let Windows 10 users test whether their machines are viable with the new operating system. It, in any case, briefly eliminated that application to address some input. Individuals on Windows 7 and Windows 8 are also not affirmed to get Windows 11 on their systems.
We speak pretty much all that confusion and substantially more about Windows 11 that you can look at in our discussion.
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