Windows 11 22H2 looks to be a major update that will bring a lot of changes and new features to your laptop and PC – and it looks like we may finally be able to get it in September 2022.
O edge reports that the sources said that “Microsoft is planning to mark Surface’s 10th anniversary with new products this fall and is planning to deliver the 22H2 update for Windows 11 in late September.”
We’ve been trying out what Windows 11 22H2 will bring, including a new Start menu, a better File Explorer with tabs, desktop stickers, and many other new features, many of which users have been asking for for some time.
However, while we know what Windows 11 22H2 is likely to add to our PCs, we are still awaiting an official release date. As the name suggests it will arrive in the second half of 2022, September has always been likely, as have October or November, months when Microsoft has previously released Windows updates.
So while it’s still an unofficial release date (The Verge doesn’t name its sources, so there’s no way to verify the claims), it’s the closest we’ve come to one so far, and it doesn’t seem out of the realms of possibility.
Windows Insiders, who are users who signed up to test early versions of the operating system, have been testing various elements of the update for some time now, which gave us an idea of what to expect. Some of the latest releases made available to Windows Insiders have also indicated that the update should be ready to roll out soon.
Analysis: The first major update for Windows 11 could also be the last
Windows 11 22H2 will be Microsoft’s first major update since the operating system’s October 2021 launch – but it could also be the last. New rumors suggest that the next major update to Windows 11, codenamed Sun Valley 3 (Windows 11 22H2 was codenamed Sun Valley 2) has actually been cancelled.
Instead, rumors indicate that Sun Valley 3 features will be released in Windows 11 in smaller updates known as ‘moments’.
Instead of releasing more major Windows 11 updates, it is also suggested that Microsoft release Windows 12, which could arrive in 2024.
After claiming that Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows, this quick release of numbered versions of Windows is a big change and is reminiscent of Microsoft’s fast-paced Windows release schedule in the mid-90s and early 2000s.
With Apple moving to an annual numbering scheme after years of macOS 10 and gearing up to release macOS 13 later this year, Microsoft may be worried that if it doesn’t follow suit, its operating system might look dated in comparison. with that of your rival.
As long as Windows 12 is a free upgrade for Windows 11 users and brings a lot of new features, we don’t care what Microsoft calls it.
As for Windows 11 fans (there must be any out there), it looks like the upcoming Windows 11 22H2 might be the first and last major update they’re getting.
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