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Solomon Narh January 26, 2022

Windows 11 is getting Android applications, taskbar upgrades, and many more features

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New Notepad and Media Player apps also on the way

Microsoft is intending to send off a public review of its Android applications for Windows 11 one month from now, close by some taskbar upgrades and updated Notepad and Media Player applications. Windows boss Panos Panay laid out the forthcoming changes to Windows 11 in a blog entry today, and they have all the earmarks of being important for Windows 11's first enormous update.

The taskbar upgrades incorporate a quiet and unmute include and possible the capacity to show a clock on optional screens. Both were absent at the send-off of Windows 11, however, Microsoft is as yet dealing with working on the taskbar further to bring back missing usefulness like intuitive.

The impending Windows 11 one month from now will likewise incorporate the weather widget getting back to the taskbar, something Microsoft began testing the month before. Microsoft is additionally updating its Notepad and Media Player applications, and both incorporate dull modes and configuration changes that all the more intently match Windows 11.

However, the enormous new expansion will be Android applications on Windows 11. Panay says this will be a "public see," demonstrating that the element will, in any case, be in beta when it's broadly free one month from now. Microsoft initially began testing Android applications on Windows 11 with analyzers in October, and the element permits you to introduce a predetermined number of applications from Amazon's Appstore. There is an assortment of workarounds to get the Google Play Store running on Windows 11, however, Microsoft isn't formally supporting this.

Panay additionally shared an assortment of details concerning how significant Windows has become over the recent years. Windows 10 and Windows 11 currently run on 1.4 billion gadgets every month, and the PC market has encountered solid development all through the pandemic.

"As we consider what's driving this primary change in PC interest and utilization, we see three suffering patterns: the ascent in mixture work and learning, changes in amusement propensities and dispersion models, and changing buyer propensities for ordinary assignments," says Panay.

Microsoft says it has seen a 6x expansion in individuals utilizing applications like Cisco WebEx, Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom. The following month's Windows 11 update will likewise make it more straightforward to share your screen in Microsoft Teams and other video call applications. Another tab will seem when you drift over applications like Teams on the taskbar, and it allows you rapidly to share window content on a call.

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, 70% more individuals streamed content across Hulu, Netflix and YouTube on Windows and month to month gaming minutes developed more than 35%," uncovers Panay. "Collectively, we feel a gigantic measure of appreciation and pride conveying an item that has progressively turned into a piece of individuals' regular routines, and we realize we are not done."

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