Milestone time: There are one billion Windows 10 devices in the wild
With 900 million devices running Windows 10 back in late September 2019, it was quite obvious that Microsoft would reach the next milestone this year. Yesterday, the Redmond giant announced that "over one billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 200 countries resulting in more than one billion active Windows 10 devices."
No matter how much people despise it and how many updates plagued with various issues Microsoft releases, Windows 10 remains the world's most popular operating system that runs on multiple platforms, mainly desktop computers. According to last month's figures, Google Android is the leader of the global operating system market, with 38.9%, followed by Windows, with 35.29% (Windows 7 and other versions also included).
Below you can check out some of the Windows 10 facts revealed by Microsoft's Corporate VP of Modern Life, Search & Devices, Yusuf Mehdi in yesterday's announcement:
Windows 10 is being used by one out of seven people on the planet.
All Fortune 500 companies are using Windows 10 devices.
Microsoft aims to bring Windows 10 to "nearly every platform" through Azure and virtual machines.
Windows 10 comes on more than 80,000 laptops and 2-in-1 models from more than 1,000 manufacturers, but it also powers Mixed Reality and HoloLens.
Should we get ready for the 1.5 billion milestone? Will Microsoft manage to get there by the end of 2023? Do you love/hate Windows 10 or simply don't care about it? Feel free to share your thoughts about it with the rest of us in the comments section.
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In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.