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Windows 10 Now Powers More Than 1 Billion Devices

When Windows 10 first launched again in 2015, Microsoft set the bar excessive and wished to see its new working system working on 1 billion machines within the subsequent two years, i.e by 2017. The firm couldn’t obtain this superb feat in two years however in practically 5 years, it now lastly has. Yeah, Windows 10 now powers greater than 1 billion machines worldwide.

The 1 billion gadgets milestone consists of every little thing powered by Windows 10, together with PCs, laptops, Holo Lens, and Xbox consoles. And no cell phones. This determine may have additionally included the corporate’s Windows Phones (I completely beloved my Lumia 530), however they’re now useless.

“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,” mentioned Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate VP, Modern Life, Search & Devices at Microsoft in an official weblog put up.

We know that Windows 10 is probably the most broadly adopted desktop OS, due to its open nature compared to Apple’s macOS. But, an fascinating indisputable fact that caught our consideration is that Windows 10 now powers “over 80,000 models and configurations of different laptops and 2-in-1s from over 1000 different manufacturers.” Now, that’s a mind-boggling determine.

With Windows 10, if you’re unaware, Microsoft moved away from the incremental launch cycle (bumping up the numbers with every launch) to Windows-as-a-service. Well, that is the explanation you haven’t witnessed the discharge of Windows 11 however as an alternative, get two main updates yearly.

The subsequent main replace, Windows 10 20H1, is ready to roll out fairly quickly and most of its options are already reside to Windows Insiders. You can learn all in regards to the new options coming to Windows 10 proper right here. If you wish to get forward of the usual Windows 10 person, you possibly can be part of the Insider Ring and check out the brand new options immediately.