On top of that, Windows 11 gives us a few more things to look forward to. The Start menu and taskbar are now centered, there’s a new Windows icon — and new icons for many things, really — and rounded corners in many parts of the UI. There’s also a new widgets menu, and improved performance all around, with Microsoft touting faster wake times, browsing, and more. Microsoft also said that Windows updates will be smaller and less intrusive since they run in the background.
For Insiders already on the Dev channel, if your device doesn’t support Windows 11, you’ll be able to keep getting preview builds until the official release. At that point, you’ll have to revert to Windows 10 or address the compatibility issues. Microsoft says it’s saying thanks to insiders by allowing them to see the experience come together. The situation is kind of similar to the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade for Windows Phone 8.1, which many phones got to try via the Insider program. However, at the time, no one knew their device wouldn’t be supported by the final release, so there’s more transparency now.