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  • Finally, six long years after Windows 10, the latest Windows 11 update is here!

    As always, with this update, you can expect better productivity and system interface, but there’s a lot more in store. Keep reading to find out!

    Windows 11

    Design Makeover

    With the new update have come entirely new and stylish lock screen as well as home screen backgrounds. These screens come with vibrant colors and mesmerizing patterns to make work seem more exciting than before. You will see vivid color combinations, unique themes, a light-dark mode switch, and fresh background images. In short, your laptop will have gone through a complete makeover after this update.

    Design

    Enchanting UI UX

    Windows 11 beautifies your desktop with an attractive user interface to enhance your experience. It gives you options for changing the default style to anything you want. For instance, you can change back the central start button position to a left-side oriented one. The best part about the UI/UX changes is the system’s fonts and icons.

    The latter have become more relatable to real-world objects, like the weather and music folder icons. Even File Explorer’s top bar has become more touch-friendly by converting its tabs to buttons.

    Revamped Layouts

    Your focus will now remain in the center of the screen all the time. The design of the conventional taskbar has been transformed to place the Start button in the middle for easier access. Right-clicking on it will show you more actionable options than before, such as The Mobility Centre, Device Manager, Windows Terminal, and Computer Management.

    Layout

    The main menu opens upwards, with its search bar being on the top. All windows and tasks will look neater and more appealing. Moreover, the Start button displays your recent tabs to make it easier for you to resume your work.

    Android Apps?

    Yes!

    Windows 11, in collaboration with Amazon, now lets you download Android applications from the Amazon Playstore on your desktop. From games to music, entertainment to academics, from reading a book to booking a cab, you won’t miss out on your favorite apps because of your device’s limitations anymore.

    Android Apps

    Widget Window

    Finally, there is now a provision of a Widget Window for you to organize and prioritize applications. You can directly keep an eye on the weather or stay updated with the cricket score from your screen, just like how you did on your phone. You can customize the widgets to suit your needs and expand or minimize the tab for convenience.

    Widget

    Centralized Mute Button to the rescue

    Inspired by the Work-From-Home scenarios worldwide today, Windows came up with the universal Mute button. It works across all platforms to ease you of the burden of constantly being aware of what you say. It is placed on the system tray and is easy to access during your meetings.

    Modernized Microsoft Teams

    We are seeing an increasing dependence on internet-based video conferencing, business messaging, and communication services. Software and apps like Microsoft Teams have thus become highly important for virtual events. So, the Teams application is integrated into the taskbar itself to make it easy for you to launch virtual meetings.

    Wi-Fi 6E

    This advanced technology makes Internet provision and usage faster, easier, more efficient, and more secure. It allows up to 300% more bandwidth than Windows 10 and can reach Gigabit speeds with minimum latency. Despite having a more contiguous spectrum and wide channels for high capacity, it ensures less interference during data transmission.

    Wi-Fi

    Enhanced Touch

    Further expanding upon the excellent UI, your desktop will now be more touch and pen-friendly. The placement of the icons, buttons, tabs and on-screen keys is such that you can enjoy typing without errors. Even the microphone input has become more reliable and accurate. You can customize the size and type of fonts and the overall theme of the system to suit your visual needs.

    Gaming just Leveled-up!

    The most exciting part of this update will be the Auto (High Dynamic Range) HDR support in the Gaming and streaming platform. The Xbox app is now inbuilt into the system, and you can access its video games collection through the Xbox Game Pass. More than 100 games like Halo Infinite and Age of Empires IV will be available within a few clicks!

    Gaming

    A Phone? A Desktop?

    The Windows 11 update almost blurs out the line between a phone and a desktop with such advanced features and graphics design. It makes surfing, learning, gaming, entertainment, and work fun and more efficient. You can multitask using the Snap layout, personalize the entire outlook, download mobile apps, and have AI-powered live news feeds delivered to you.

    Phone

    Conclusion

    The exciting features of the Windows 11 update are something to look forward to eagerly. The classier look and better UI will top the list, but there is much more it offers.

    There will be seven different Windows 11 versions: Home, Pro, Pro Education, Pro for Workstations, Enterprise, Education, and Mixed Reality.

    To update your PC, you will have to access the Dev Channel or Beta Channel from the Windows Insider Program through the Settings.