Microsoft Windows 11 release date revealed? This is the day that the OS will launch, report hints
Microsoft Windows 11 release date: While the company hasn’t provided an official release date for the upcoming Windows 11 update, but here’s why it may arrive in October and that too on this particular day.
Microsoft Windows 11 release date: The company's biggest visual and design rollout of the past decade concerning its operating system has driven users' interest sky-high. Also it is the first major upgrade since Windows 10 released six years ago. However, Microsoft failed to do the most important thing, as far as users are concerned, during its recent launch event - name the Windows 11 release date. The company did hint that it may be released for all in the fall sometime. However, rumour mills are in overdrive mode and many guesstimates are there on the Net.
The Windows 11 upgrade is expected to bring many benefits for users. Better multitasking, team-work, new gaming features, a much improved Windows Store and a visual overhaul with new themes has been promised. So, it is understandable there is so much interest in it.
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Now, a report by The Verge points out that the company's official press images that were released after the company unveiled Windows 11 last week, could contain some hints as to the possible release date of Windows 11. One of the images has the taskbar date set to October 6, while another image shows the date set to October 20. While these are both conflicting dates, it suggests the company is looking at the month of October to release Windows 11. The Verge reports says that the 'official marketing material strongly hints at an October 20th date'.
The clock in all the images is set to 11:11 – enthusiasts will note that Google does something similar with its Android operating system, where the digital clock in the taskbar shows the version of Android.
The report also points towards a Microsoft teams message from a Surface devices engineer to the company's head of Windows and devices, Panos Panay. The engineer could possibly be hinting at the possibility of Windows 11 or new Microsoft Surface devices hardware, according to the report.
However, it is still unclear whether many of Microsoft's own Surface devices will be compatible with the upcoming Windows 11 upgrade, based on the initial announcement about hardware compatibility. Microsoft has currently taken down its PC Health Checkup tool that informs users if their hardware is Windows 11 compatible, and the company is yet to clarify which devices will officially be eligible for an upgrade.
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