Microsoft has launched the primary main Home windows 11 working system replace, however UK customers can’t but entry essentially the most intriguing new function.
The replace brings a preview of the Amazon Appstore, which facilitates the provision of Android apps for PC. There are 1,000 apps at launch (together with Audible, Subway Surfers, Lords Cellular, Khan Academy Children and a few of Amazon’s personal releases) however just for laptop computer and desktop customers within the US.
The staged launch is a blow to Brits hoping to pattern a function Microsoft initially suggests can be out there at launch with Home windows 11 final October. There’s no information but on when the Amazon Appstore, which now exists contained in the Home windows Retailer, can be out there exterior of Microsoft’s US homeland. Nonetheless, right this moment is the beginning of that journey.
“At the moment’s preview reinforces our dedication to be essentially the most open platform for creators, and we look ahead to sharing extra particulars later this 12 months on how we’ll broaden availability with the Amazon Appstore,” Microsoft writes, suggesting a UK launch may be many months away.
So what can Brits take pleasure in when updating their Home windows 11 laptop computer or desktop PC? Properly, following complaints, there are enhancements to the Taskbar, in addition to the addition of a climate widget. Now you can mute/unmute and share any window from the Taskbar too.
The Media and Notepad apps additionally get the promised redesigns, which may be downloaded from the Microsoft Retailer. You may test them each out within the movies under.
“On the coronary heart of Media Participant is a full-featured music library that lets you shortly browse and play music, in addition to create and handle playlists, Microsoft says, whereas including the redesigned Notepad app “feels each contemporary, with new design options from Home windows 11, and acquainted, with the hallmark simplicity and ease of use Notepad is thought for.”