Windows 11 Embraces USB4 2.0, Accelerates Connectivity and Android Integration

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The evolution of USB4 technology is on the horizon, with Windows 11 now supporting the faster USB4 2.0 standard, boasting speeds of up to 80Gbps. Despite the slow emergence of compatible products, the update suggests that devices capable of these higher speeds may become more prevalent in the coming year. Additionally, Thunderbolt 5, a related specification, is also anticipated.

Windows’ integration with Android devices is expanding as well, with features like editing recent photos directly from connected devices. This update signals Microsoft’s efforts to enhance Windows-Android integration, with features such as using Android devices as webcams. Furthermore, Windows is gearing up for Wi-Fi 7 support, promising even faster wireless connections in the near future.