Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is now installed on 1 billion monthly active devices.
In a blog post, Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Modern Life, Search & Devices, said: “Today we’re delighted to announce that over one billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 200 countries resulting in more than one billion active Windows 10 devices. We couldn’t be more grateful to our customers, partners and employees for helping us get here.”
The company had originally planned to hit this milestone in 2018, within three years of the Windows 10 release. Unfortunately, as a result of the death of Windows Phone, the goal had to be postponed. Now, five years after its release, Microsoft has crossed the threshold, with one in seven people around the world using the operating system. Mehdi makes it clear there is more yet to come.
“Reaching a billion people with Windows 10 is just the beginning. We will invest in Windows not only within Windows 10 for PCs but also across many other Windows editions, serving diverse customer needs including Windows IoT, Windows 10 Teams edition for Surface Hub, Windows Server, Windows Mixed Reality on HoloLens, Windows 10 in S mode, Windows 10X and more.
“We are inspired by the ways you use Windows 10, and we look forward to seeing how you continue to use these billion devices in new and exciting ways to power the world.”