Windows 10 Is Now Running On 75 Million Devices

It’s almost been a month since Microsoft launched Windows 10 and in that time the company claims to have got over 75 million devices running on its new software.

The announcement was made by Yusuf Mehdi, VP of the Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, in a tweet storm that revealed quite a few interesting stats.

According to Mehdi, Windows 10 is now running in 192 countries and on more than 90,000 unique PC or tablet models. The oldest devices being updated to Windows 10 are back from 2007.

The figures all seem positive and are squarely aimed at wooing developers to now build apps for Windows 10, in an attempt to end the Windows app drought.

Microsoft also says that it has seen 6x more app downloads per device from the Windows store for Windows 10 than Windows 8, signifying that users are now more proactive.

All in all, it seems that Microsoft’s bet to provide Windows 10 as a free upgrade to Windows 7 and Windows 8 users has been a great success.

While growth will eventually slow, by restricting the free upgrade scheme for only the first year, Microsoft can get Windows 10 on a sizable chunk of the 1 billion planned devices before that period runs out.

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