Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 has 1 billion monthly active devices around the world. Windows 10 was released just five years ago and hitting this number in short span of time is a big one.
The OS is used in most computers and laptops globally. It powers abundant Pcs and up to 80,000 different models and configurations of laptops from 1,000 makers. It is the heart of the Xbox Series from Microsoft and will power the new Xbox Series X.
Microsoft has been playing in the hardware game with Surface Pros and Surface Hub 2S, an interactive whiteboard. A unique edition Windows 10x will power the dual-screen Surface Neo. Not surprisingly, the HoloLens from Microsft is also powered by Windows 10.
Big Corporates use a large volume of Windows 10 OS. Almost all of the Fortune 500 companies prefer Windows. Microsoft has promised faster and smoother updates to those who upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Microsoft relies on Insider Program to find bugs on Windows, which currently has a user base of 18 million around the globe. The highlight of this program is that the user gets to use Genuine Windows 10 free of cost in exchange for diagnosis reports and system information regarding bugs.
“We are inspired by the ways you use Windows 10, and we look forward to seeing how you continue to use these billion devices in new and exciting ways to power the world,” says Microsoft.
One thing that Microsoft has failed to crack is the smartphone industry with Windows 10 mobile. But under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft is foraying into the software scene by developing apps for both iOS and Android, which are very promising.