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Windows 10 now on 400 million devices

By Ng Chong Seng - on 27 Sep 2016, 1:45pm

Windows 10 now on 400 million devices

Microsoft has revealed that its Windows 10 operating system is now running on 400 million active devices, including PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox consoles, HoloLens, and Surface Hubs. (Active just means the devices are in use in the past month.) This represents a 50 million increase compared to the figure last shared in June.

While the adoption rate of Windows 10 is still faster than Windows 7, it is slowing down. In the beginning of May, the number was 300 million, and just above the 200 million mark at the end of March. But that’s perhaps not surprising when you consider that the Windows 10 free upgrade offer for Windows 7 and 8.x machines has already ended in July.

During the early days, Microsoft has aimed to get Windows 10 running on 1 billion devices by 2018, but the company has recently conceded that it’d take longer than that.

Microsoft is looking to commercial deployments and new devices from OEMs for its next usage growth boost. At the still-ongoing Ignite conference, the company has just announced Windows Defender Application Guard for the Microsoft Edge browser for its Secure Productive Enterprise customers, as well as an expansion of the company’s Advanced Threat Protection technology across Windows 10 Enterprise and Office 365 for complete protection across endpoints and in the cloud, and new deployment tools.

Source: Microsoft.