Windows 10 is now running on more than 110 million devices and this means more opportunities for users and businesses.
Microsoft actually rolled this out starting July 29 and several users have on count activated about 110 million copies of the software and it is still counting.
This was disclosed by the company’s executives on October 6, and we all recall that in the first 24 hours of the Windows 10 launch, 14 million downloads was recorded. These are not numbers of software purchases but the actual activated Windows 10 in use.
Microsoft started providing Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 users on July 29 2015 and for folks that don’t qualify for this free upgrade, they can opt purchasing Windows 10 version for $119 or Windows 10 Pro for $199.
The big-giant company released Windows 10 for IoT, but hasn’t provided Windows 10 Mobile – the version for Windows Phones and small ARM and Intel established devices.
With this great feat for 110 million users as recorded, it has been speculated by the company’s officials to surpass usage and installation on 1 billion devices by 2018.
This 110 million feat record is coming on same day it announced its model intro of its new Surface Pro tablet, the Surface Book notebook and numerous other Lumia smartphones.
In September alone it had in its count around 75 million activated users, and with the current October record of 110 million users, the huge progression difference of 35 million extra users is a platinum feat.
Windows 10’s utilization stays much higher than Windows 7’s at the same recorded post release point, but the gap may be due to because Windows 7 launched later on during October rather than July for Windows 10.
From some quarters it has been assumed that it is due to Windows 10 free upgrade provision that gave the software about a 1 month increase in comparison to its Windows 7 counterpart that was made to be a paid upgrade.