Windows 10 powers 400 million active devices worldwide. But how many of these devices are being used every day? Well, according to Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi, Windows 10 is being used by 300 million users every day. According to Mehdi, 300 million users use Windows 10 for at least 3.5 hours a day across the world.
In an interview with Bloomberg Tech, Mehdi stated:
“Windows 10 has been doing great. It’s been many months sine we reported we had 400 million monthly active users, but 300 million+ use it every day for 3 and a half hours. It’s the fastest adoption in corporation we’ve ever seen, and we’re seeing great deployment on that. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the progress on Windows.”
Yusuf Mehdi also talks about Microsoft’s new version of Windows, Windows 10 S. Microsoft didn’t get much of a positive response on Windows 10 S, but Mehdi pointed out some of the benefits of Windows 10 S over Chromebooks — including things like full Office, ability to work offline, virtual reality, inking, and more:
“What Windows 10 S does is all of Windows as you know it, so you can do things like VR, 3D, pen and ink, but you get the two benefits: you get just the apps that come from the Store — so you get that safety, the security, and the performance. But you get none of the drawbacks of Chromebooks, so you get to work offline, you get full Office, you get the ability to run Minecraft, you get some really rich experiences, and that’s how it sets us apart.”
Windows 10 has been growing steadily for Microsoft, and the recently released updates for Windows 10 also have been rolling out really well for Redmond with nearly 10% users already running the latest major update for the OS. Microsoft will likely provide an updated number for Windows 10’s active devices at Build 2017 next week, so that’ll certainly be quite interesting.You can watch the full interview below, where Mehdi also talks about Windows 10’s progress and Microsoft’s “Cloud First, Mobile First” strategy:
You can watch the full interview below, where Mehdi also talks about Microsoft’s “Cloud First, Mobile First” and hardware strategies: