In November 2017, Microsoft announced that 600 million devices are running Windows 10. But today at the first day of Microsoft’s annual developer conference Build 2018, the company officially revealed that the there are more than 700 million devices running Windows 10.
This is significant growth of Windows 10. 100 million PCs over 6 months, that means approximately 16.7 million new PCs every month. Last year, between October 2016 and May 2016, an average of 14 million new active Windows 10 PCs were added each month.
To unlock this achievement, Microsoft is working very hard and actively to bring more and more advanced, productive, futuristic features to the Windows 10. Various cross-platform compatibility features such as Your Phone experience, recently announced Timeline feature for Android and iOS device, Microsoft Edge, Cortana delivers the flow-less experience to users.
Apart from the core-platform Microsoft also working very closely with various third-party developers too. Microsoft also announced that they are increasing the share of app revenue from 70% to 95%. Although, this deal doesn’t include Games category. The Games category is excluded from this deal. For Games, the share will be 85%-15% for purchase performed via any affiliate and promotional links.
This new deal will be available later this year along with new developer agreement. We’ll soon hear more information about this deal in upcoming months.
Back in 2015, some reports pointed about that the Windows 10 would see over 1 billion PCs by the end of mid-2018. But Microsoft comes a very long way. Maybe by the end of this year or by early 2019 Windows 10 would hit 1 billion milestone. Because so many health sectors, industries, government as well as private organizations are about to migrate their systems to Windows 10.
Microsoft’s continues investment in Mobile Technology and CEO Satya Nadella’s ultimate mobile device vision will surely bring the significant growth to the operating system. In addition, Microsoft is about to undergo a major reorganization. Microsoft will keep the entire focus on only 2 main categories: “Experiences & Devices” and “Cloud + AI.” This has also resulted in a massive leadership change in various divisions in the company. We’ll soon see how this reorganization and change in leadership decision shape the future of Windows 10.