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Microsoft Confirms Windows 11 Launch on October 5, With Android Apps on Day 1

Microsoft says Windows 11 will begin a phased launch on October 5, with support for Android apps available immediately.


announced back in June, and quickly began previewing the platform for Insiders. However, the company only offered a launch window of “this fall” or “this holiday season”. We expected an October release for the OS and now Microsoft has confirmed that. According to the company, Windows 11 will begin shipping on October 5:

“Today, we are thrilled to announce Windows 11 will start to become available on October 5, 2021. On this day, the free upgrade to Windows 11 will begin rolling out to eligible Windows 10 PCs and PCs that come pre-loaded with Windows 11 will start to become available for purchase. A new Windows experience, Windows 11 is designed to bring you closer to what you love.”

The big news aside from the launch confirmation is that Windows 11 will ship with the majority of the features Microsoft unveiled at the introduction event. Yes, that means the new Windows platform UI, the new Microsoft Store, and Android app support out of the box.

Amazon's App Store is serving as the underpinning for this availability, but it seems that apps will appear in the newly designed Microsoft Store. It is worth noting that Amazon's marketplace does not feature applications.


Windows 11 is available as a free upgrade for Windows 10 users, and Microsoft will roll it out in phase. The company says the launch is focusing on quality and the release cycle applies lessons learned from Windows 10 updates. Microsoft points out this means new devices will get Windows 11 first.

Some PCs will not be able to upgrade to Windows 11 because of hardware limitations. Microsoft this week also closed the door on those users manually upgrading through an ISO file.

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Last Updated on February 14, 2022 8:21 pm CET

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.

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