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Over 270 million devices now running Windows 10

Over 270 million devices now part of the Windows 10 ecosystem
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On its way to the "one billion Windows 10 devices by 2018" goal, Microsoft leaves behind the 270 million devices mark.

Today's opening keynote for the Build conference in San Francisco revealed a very interesting fact - Windows 10 adoption rate is still high so the company might succeed in reaching one billion users by 2018, as promised. For now, they managed to reach more than a quarter of its goal.

According to Terry Myerson, Windows 10 managed to grow as expected during the first eight months spent on the market, and is now "actively used on more than 270 million devices." Just before Myerson, Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella also said a few words about Windows 10, describing its performance on the market so far as "the fastest start in Windows history."

The last time Microsoft talked about the amount of devices using Windows 10 was in early January, when the figure was 200 million. Although reaching the billion devices goal does not seem that easy at this stage, Myerson said the company is "on track to reach our ambitious goal of one billion Windows 10 devices in the next few years."

We will probably get back to this topic when more the 350 million devices will run Windows 10, something that could happen by the end of May, if the many enterprises still stuck with Windows 7 do not suddenly decide to upgrade at once.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-03-30 (Update: 2016-03-30)