Windows 10 closes in on Microsoft’s 1 billion device goal

Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 is running on 800 million devices worldwide. This includes not only existing laptops and desktop PCs, but also hybrids such as Surface Pro, consoles such as Xbox One X, and all mobile phones running Windows Mobile that are out of date. Security updates will stop receiving

800 million means Windows 10 is the most popular desktop operating system in the world, but it does not meet Microsoft's original goal of installing it on one billion devices in two to three years by 2015. Microsoft had to extend its schedule a year later due to the failure of Windows Mobile, a mobile variant.

Windows 10 surpasses the popularity of Windows 7 to become the most popular version of Windows and is now installed. More than 40% of PCs are based on Net Applications. Windows 7 takes second place with a share of about 38.5%, and the most popular version of MacOS, the 10.14 Mojave, is less than 5%.

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