Windows 10 hits 1 billion device milestone

Posted on Monday, March 16 2020 @ 22:39 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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Microsoft proudly announces that Windows 10 is now running on over 1 billion devices. It took Microsoft a lot longer to hit this milestone than the company expected. In 2015, the software giant estimated it would get 1 billion active devices running Windows 10 by 2018. One of the reasons why this didn't happen is the failure of Microsoft's smartphone operating system, as Windows Phone was also considered to be Windows 10. Similarly, it took a lot longer than expected for Windows 7 users to switch to the new OS.
From the launch of Windows 10, our focus was on moving people from having, to choosing, to loving Windows. With the release of every new build of Windows 10, we have seen customer satisfaction improve as we have made fixes and added new capabilities and experiences. We are humbled that customers are choosing and loving Windows 10, and there has never been a more important time for a secure, reliable platform that can empower people to create, educate and communicate wherever they are.
Today we’re delighted to announce that over one billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 200 countries resulting in more than one billion active Windows 10 devices. We couldn’t be more grateful to our customers, partners and employees for helping us get here.

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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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