Windows 10 Hits A New Milestone With 300 Million Daily Users
In January of last year, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 had an install base of 20o million units. In an interview with Bloomberg, it was announced that the OS had reached a new milestone and had reached a daily user base of 300 million.
Yusuf Medhi, Microsoft’s VP of devices and services said that they’ve never seen a faster adoption rate than Windows 10 and they couldn’t be more thrilled.
It’s worth noting that Microsoft is looking at things from a slightly different perspective than they have in the past. Previously, it was announced that Microsoft was focused on the number of devices Windows 10 was installed upon. The company stated that they intended to have an install base of a billion units by 2018. During the Bloomberg interview, however, Medhi shifted focus to how engaged users are with the platform.
Medhi said that 300 million users spend at least 3.5 hours a day on Windows 10. It was previously announced that the OS was installed on 400 million units so this new update gives us a better look at how many people are actively making use of the platform.
Such an active user base is certainly good news for the company, but Microsoft isn’t about to rest on their laurels. They recently unveiled their plans to expand into the education sector by announcing Windows 10 S, a lightweight version of Windows 10 that is positioned to compete with Google’s Chromebook line. The thousand-dollar Surface Laptop might be a bit much for most students, but manufacturers have already announced several Windows 10 S devices that are comparable in price to Chromebooks.
Ultimately, it remains to be seen whether Windows 10 S devices will be able to compete with the ever-popular Chromebooks, but Microsoft appears to be hopeful.
Medhi’s interview with Bloomberg can be seen below.
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