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Windows 11 will have a new widget panel inspired by Google Discover

The new widget tab that will include Windows 11 will make it possible to add different shortcut tools.

Microsoft announced last Thursday, June 24, Windows 11, the next major update to its operating system, loaded with great news that will be coming to compatible devices over the next few months.

While Microsoft's new update introduces an entirely new design language with tons of new features, there are also plenty of smaller changes that, while definitely not game-changing, make the overall Windows 11 experience that much more cohesive and better.

One of the novelties that Microsoft includes in Windows 11 is a new customizable news feed compatible with widgets, which reminds us of a certain element that has been present in Android for some years, such as Google Discover.

The new widget panel provides a similar experience on Windows that the Google app displays on Android. It has several widgets for just about anything you need, including the weather, calendar, and news.

Microsoft acknowledges that they were directly inspired by the functionality that smartphones provide and, according to them, wanted to provide something similar right on your desktop.

The new widget panel appears on the left side of the screen and provides a quick summary of your day from the Microsoft ecosystem of services, including calendar, Bing, and Microsoft Edge.

Windows 11 integrates with the internet better than ever, and this is just one of the few results of that. Microsoft says that, with this new widget panel, they want to "create a dynamic channel for global brands and local creators alike, in a way that both consumers and creators can benefit."

Also, the Windows 11 update will not be available until the end of 2021, and its deployment will be extended throughout 2022.

Windows 11: Microsoft confirms the new version of its operating system

In the first details exposed by Microsoft, the new start menu (centered by default), the snap layouts (a more intuitive way of distributing the windows on a screen) and the snap groups (to save favorite configurations) stand out.

Another important point of the interface will be based on the widgets, which return with a more comfortable design for those who use tablets or other devices that do not depend on a mouse or mouse.

Upgrading to Windows 11 will be totally free

Windows 11 is now official and will arrive as a free update, just like Windows 10 for Windows 7 and Windows 8. For now, the company has only confirmed that the upgrade will not have any cost for users migrating from W10.

For people who download the update, they will need a PC or laptop that meets the minimum requirements announced by Microsoft. The following video details the steps that will allow you to identify if your device is compatible with the software.

Since when can I upgrade to Windows 11?

The distribution of the first official version of Windows 11 is scheduled for the end of the year. "The plan is still being finalized, but it is planned to start at the end of 2021 and will continue during 2022," says Microsoft's official website.

Date update on 2021-10-19. Date published on 2021-10-19. Category: Computer class Author: Oscar olg Fuente: larepublica