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


Windows 10 is now running on 800 million devices worldwide, Microsoft announced. The figure includes not only traditional laptops and desktops, but also hybrids such as the Surface Pro, consoles such as the Xbox One X and any phone that is still running Windows 10 Mobile, which will eventually stop receiving security updates. Later this year.

800 million means that Windows 10 is comfortably the most popular desktop operating system in the world, but it still does not meet Microsoft's original goal of installing it on a billion devices within two or three years of its launch in 2015 Microsoft was forced to extend this timeline a year later as a result of the failure of its mobile variant, Windows 10 Mobile,

Windows 10 overtook Windows 7 in popularity last year to become the most popular version. of Windows, and is currently installed on just over 40% of PCs, according to Net Applications. Windows 7 ranks second with a share of around 38.5 percent, while the most popular version of MacOS, 10.14 Mojave, has just under five percent.

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