02 October 2019
The reach of Windows 10 isn’t hidden to anyone but you may not know the exact numbers that Microsoft has attained so far. So, Microsoft is sharing with the world that its Windows 10 OS is now running on over 900M devices. This figure includes all the products running Windows 10, from PCs to HoloLens to Xbox to Surface Hub.
Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President shared on Twitter that the company added more Windows 10 devices in the last 12 months than ever before.
#Windows10 is on more than 900M devices! Thanks to our customers, we added more new Windows 10 devices in the last 12 months than ever before. From PCs to HoloLens to Xbox to Surface Hub, Windows continues to power innovation—with more to come next week! https://t.co/G3CRdkFoPT pic.twitter.com/38fKk50IEH— Yusuf Mehdi (@yusuf_i_mehdi) September 24, 2019
The reachability of Windows 10 is quite high. There are so many OEMs which bring new and refreshed versions of their laptops running the Windows 10. The rate at which an OEM makes a new Windows 10 notebook or a 2-in-1 convertible is unknown but we can say without a doubt that it’s quite high. So, the big 900M justifies it completely.
Another reason for the expansion of Windows 10 ecosystem goes to Windows 7. Millions of users have already upgraded but there are still some in the bunch that is running the outdated Windows 7. Microsoft has been warning these users and with Windows 7 hitting end of its support in January 2020, the remaining users will also get added to the Windows 10 adoption numbers.
It’s expected that at this pace, Windows 10 may hit 1B mark sometime in 2020.
Alongside this, Microsoft has also shared some success numbers from other departments, like 18B questions that have been asked to Cortana, its intelligent assistant; 137 AI for Earth to 47 countries to help protect areas like agriculture, biodiversity, climate change, and water. Also, Microsoft analyzes 6.5 trillion signals to identify emerging threats and protect customers. It’s seeing AI apps have helped blind people with 10M tasks.
Also, Microsoft donated over $1.4B in software and services and has helped nonprofit organizations around the world access essential techniques and skills.