Windows 10 Use Continues to Grow
Microsoft announced today on it’s blog that 9 months after it’s release, the Windows 10 operating system is now being used on over 300 million active devices worldwide.
In the post, Microsoft also shared some impressive usage figures regarding Windows 10’s features:
- Over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.
- Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.
- People are playing games on Windows 10 more than ever before, with over 9 billion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 since launch.
- Apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos.
- And, the Windows Store continues to grow daily with new Universal Windows Platform apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger; updated UWP apps from Vine, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter; and popular PC games including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break.
Finally, Microsoft used the announcement as an opportunity to remind users that the deadline for the Windows 10 free upgrade offer is approaching. This program allows users of some previous versions of Windows (including Windows 7 & 8) to upgrade to Windows 10 at no cost as long as the upgrade takes place before the deadline – July 29th, 2016.
We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year. Core to delivering our more personal computing vision, Windows 10 offers experiences that are familiar, safer and more secure, and more personal and productive – enabling innovative new experiences.