Microsoft have announced yesterday that its latest Windows Operating System, the Windows 10 now runs on over 200 million devices globally.
In a blog posting, Microsoft said:
- As of today, there are more than 200 million monthly active devices around the world running Windows 10.
- And Windows 10 adoption is accelerating, with more than 40% of new Windows 10 devices becoming active since Black Friday.
- In fact, Windows 10 continues to be on the fastest growth trajectory of any version of Windows – ever – outpacing Windows 7 by nearly 140% and Windows 8 by nearly 400%.
- We’re seeing increased preference for Windows 10 with consumers. Since Black Friday, US retail PC share* for Windows 10 grew 16 points to 62% compared to the prior four weeks. Windows 10 mix of PCs rose to 87% from 58% prior to the holiday.
- We are also seeing accelerating and unprecedented demand for Windows 10 among enterprise and education customers. As of today, more than 76% of our enterprise customers are in active pilots of Windows 10, and we now have over 22 million devices running Windows 10 across enterprise and education customers.
“Fun facts” on what people have been doing on Windows 10, according to Microsoft:
- Over 44.5 billion minutes spent in Microsoft Edge across Windows 10 devices in just the last month.
- Over 2.5 billion questions asked of Cortana since launch.
- Around 30% more Bing search queries per Windows 10 device vs. prior versions of Windows.
- Over 82 billion photos viewed within the Windows 10 Photo app.
- Gaming continues to grow on Windows 10 – in 2015, gamers spent over 4 billion hours playing PC games on Windows 10. Gamers have streamed more than 6.6 million hours of Xbox One games to Windows 10 PCs.
Microsoft launched Windows 10 on July 29, 2015 and the company is offering it as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and 8.1 computers until July 29 this year. The company hopes to bring its new operating system on 1 billion devices by the end of 2016.
Windows 10 was officially launched in Malaysia in August 2015.