Windows 10 is now moving closer to the next huge landmark of 1.5 billion active installs as Microsoft says over 1.3 billion devices are actively using its most recent and advanced OS ‘Windows 10’.
During the company’s Q3 FY’21 earnings call, Satya Nadella the Chief Executive Officer at Microsoft announced that Window 10 now has over 1.3 billion monthly active devices.
Earlier Microsoft expected Windows 10 to be on one billion devices by summer 2018. However, the company achieved the 1 billion milestone two years later. In March 2020, Microsoft said that Windows 10 is actively used on 1 billion devices.
Wayback in March 2017, Windows 10 hit 600 million devices and reached the 800 million mark in 2019. As you can observe the progress has been comparatively slow, but the operating system now seems to be growing swifter than before and one of the reasons is the remote work in the current COVIF-19 coronavirus pandemic. It is said that more people purchased PCs in 2020-21 due to the remote work culture.
2021 Is the year of Windows
If you are following Microsoft closely, you likely may have observed that the company has moved its focus to its other products such as Azure and Microsoft Office and the development of the Windows platform has gradually decelerated. Even the previous two feature updates were quite enterprise-focused and just had few minimal changes for consumers.
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And, Microsoft has affirmed that it plans to turn Windows into a product that clients actively love.
Microsoft’s Panos Panay stated that he wants people to make Windows lovable and wanting it rather than just a mere necessity.
Microsoft is said to be currently working on Windows 10 Sun Valley update expected to include features such as a new dark mode experience, improved File Explorer with modern icons, floating menus, and a new Start Menu.
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