Hey guys this is Amit from topkhoj.com and Windows 11 is finally here officially now we already took a good look at the new Windows 11 UI the new start menu, the rounded corners, the new animations, the widgets, etc from the leaked Windows 11 build.
Now Microsoft has even showcased the new settings app which as you can see looks a lot cleaner with a new theme section and other options. There’s also the new action center which looks cool and there’s also the new notification center but you know what apart from this newly revamped UI that Windows 11 brings the new features are also super interesting.
So in this article, we’re going to take a look at the five key features and changes that Windows 11 brings so yeah let’s get started.
New Microsoft Store
First up is the brand new Microsoft store we knew it was long due and it’s finally here. As you can see in the above image it has a new layout and UI that goes with the whole new modern windows 11 design. And I think it looks way better than the cluttered store that is currently. It’s also said to be faster and more responsive now that’s something I’ll have to check and yeah the search is said to be better too.
But what’s really the big deal is that this new Microsoft store will allow all types of apps to be the modern universal apps web apps and, most importantly, win32 traditional apps like the adobe apps or a browser like chrome. In fact, Microsoft showed the adobe creative cloud listed on the windows store, so hopefully, more apps are coming now. This also makes sense because developers can choose to use Microsoft’s payment systems or their own and they don’t have to give any cuts to Microsoft that is awesome and this will definitely mean that we’ll finally have a usable Microsoft store.
Yeah, he is hoping now another thing I noticed is that the Microsoft stores entertainment tab will now list movies and shows from different platforms so it can actually be a great one-place solution. Yeah, I can’t wait to check this out.
Android Apps In Windows 11
Windows 11 is also taking away one big advantage chrome os has had and has the support for android apps. First of all android apps will be available from the Microsoft store which is huge. As you can see Microsoft store is actually using the Amazon app store so that you can install android apps on windows 11 either way. I’m excited about this as for how android apps work on windows 11.
Well, Microsoft is using the intel bridge tech to make sure these apps are smooth and nice now as you can see in the above image there’s tick-tock running on windows 11 and like many on the windows app. It can be snapped just like this now that’s overall in windows 11. You will be able to pin android apps for the taskbar start menu. Basically, you’ll be able to use them as your regular app on your pc yeah that’s pretty great.
New Snap And Desktop Windows 11
It’s actually very cool but there’s more to it. I mean yeah there are different snap layouts depending on different screen sizes and resolutions and that’s very good. But what’s actually great is that windows will remember these layouts even when you switch to a different app. Also, you’ll see these snap groups in the taskbar which will let you open your layouts quickly. Now what’s also cool is windows now also remembers when you have a snap layout in a different monitor screen.
So when you connect to the other screen windows 11 automatically opens up the snap layout you are using on that screen. Apart from snap desktops in windows 11 are way better too first of all you can now personalize them with different apps and different wallpapers to give all of them a very unique look. For example here’s a desktop for a home for school, for work and even for the game now this is awesome and I can personally see myself using this feature.
Microsoft Teams Is Now Integrated Into Windows 11
Yep RIP skype, as you can see in the above image there is now a teams icon in the taskbar and you can just click that to open up this chat list. Yeah, it’s very simple now you can click on a contact and make a call or even accept a call easily. You can even use this to text people on the go. Now teams are available on our platform so this is great but I know a lot of people use zoom google me etc. so yeah it’ll be interesting to see if people switch to teams more because of this integration in windows live.
Windows 11 is also a big update for gamers. I mean Microsoft is bringing its Xbox series x and s features to pc. First of all, there’s the new feature called auto hdr which will automatically update games with better lighting and more vibrant colors. Well here’s what I’m talking about (see the above image). Here’s Skyrim running in SDR and in Auto HDR side by side and you can see the difference in colors. This will work in not only Skyrim but a lot of other games, games like age of empires, rocket league, doom 64, and a lot more. Now Auto HDR will probably be supported in devices that have HDR support or if you have a monitor that has hdr support but yeah either way this is a cool feature.
Another cool feature is direct storage, which is basically games loading assets on the GPU. This means game launching speed and loading times are a lot faster. Lastly, the Xbox app is also deeply integrated into Windows 11 and pcs will also support the Xbox cloud gaming service. So you’ll be able to stream games directly from the pc which is awesome.
Apart from all these cool features these are the windows 11 requirements as you can see in the below image 4GB ram is required and so is a 64GB chipset. You can also download the new pc health checkup app >>click here to download<< or >>click here for direct download<< that lets you know if the device will support the Windows 11 update.
Microsoft announces that you can upgrade to Windows 11 for free if you’re already a Windows 10 user. Windows 11 isn’t here yet but will be coming later this year. Click here to learn more.
Well if you ask me, overall I like the changes and features that Windows 11 brings. I mean I like the newly revamped UI it looks modern and I really like the new features especially the snap and desktop feature which you know seems really useful. But I don’t know your favorite windows 11 features so comment down below also gives this article like make sure to share it and subscribe to our newsletter for more amazing tech updates.