Windows 11’s first big update knocks the Brits out of their best feature
Microsoft has released the first major update to the Windows 11 operating system, but UK users are still unable to access the most intriguing new feature.
The update brings a preview of the Amazon Appstore, making it easier to make Android apps available on PC. There are 1,000 apps at launch (including Audible, Subway Surfers, Lords Mobile, Khan Academy Kids, and some of Amazon’s own versions), but only for laptop and desktop users in the US.
The phased release is a blow to Britons hoping to try a feature originally suggested by Microsoft that would be available at launch with Windows 11 last October. There’s no word yet on when the Amazon App Store, which now exists in the Windows Store, will be available outside of Microsoft’s US homeland. However, today is the beginning of this journey.
“Today’s preview reinforces our commitment to being the most open platform for creators, and we look forward to sharing more details later this year about how we’ll expand availability with Amazon. Appstore,” Microsoft writes, suggesting a UK launch could be several months away. . a medium.
So what can Brits get by upgrading their Windows 11 laptop or desktop? Well, after the complaints, improvements have been made to the taskbar, as well as the addition of a weather widget. You can now mute/unmute and also share any window from the taskbar.
The Media and Notepad apps are also getting the promised redesigns, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. You can see them both in the videos below.
“At the heart of Media Player is a comprehensive music library that lets you quickly find and play music, as well as create and manage playlists, says Microsoft, while adding the redesigned Notepad app.” 11, and familiar, with the simplicity and ease of use that characterizes Notepad.