Why do millions of Windows 10 users have to wait so long for Windows 11?
WINDOWS 11 was introduced this week, but some Windows 10 users may have to wait an extremely long time to get their hands on the new operating system.
Microsoft has officially revealed Windows 11 after weeks of rumors, leaks, and endless discussion. This major update includes a redesigned Start Menu with a system-wide search and apps recommended based on your behaviors, as well as a new set of widgets, the ability to run practically any Android app alongside Microsoft apps, and improved connectivity with Microsoft Teams.
Users will also be treated to security updates that are 40 percent smaller, according to Microsoft. In fact, the company is so confident in the magnitude of these upgrades that it claims consumers will be able to download them via 4G and 5G data networks. Windows 11 is also more efficient, which means it should last longer on batteries, and Redmond claims it will be the most secure version of Windows ever.
So, while that all sounds great, millions of Windows 10 customers will have to wait a long time to get their hands on it.
Microsoft claims the new operating system will be released later this year, but that doesn’t mean everyone will be able to upgrade. It appears that a slew of new PCs with Windows 11 pre-installed will be released soon, but if you want to maintain your current machine, the update will be rolled out in stages.
As a result, some present Windows 10 users will not be able to access the new capabilities until 2022.
“The update deployment schedule is still being finalized,” Microsoft wrote, “but we estimate it to be ready sometime in early 2022 for most devices already in use today.” Not all Windows 10 PCs that are eligible for a Windows 11 update will be provided at the same time.”
The Redmond firm has also stated that there will be specific system requirements in addition to the sluggish deployment. You will be able to upgrade to Windows 11 if your existing Windows 10 PC is running the most recent version of Windows 10 and meets the minimum hardware requirements.
“Brinkwire Summary News,” by Panos Panay, Chief Product Officer, Windows, on the Windows 10 upgrade.