Today, AdDuplex published its monthly usage breakdown for Windows devices. It's based on the 5,000 or so Windows Store apps that use the AdDuplex SDK, and the data was collected over the date of October 24, a week after Microsoft released the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update for PCs.
And a week in, the FCU is installed on 5.3% of devices, which is pretty good. The Creators Update was on 9.8% of devices on April 24, which was 19 days after it was initially released. Of course, this number also includes Insiders, where Slow and Release Preview ring users are still on version 1709.
It's also worth noting that when the Creators Update was released in April, the Anniversary Update had reached 92% usage share, while the newer update is now only at 74.6%. Of course, it's been six months since the Creators Update, whereas there were a full eight months between the Anniversary Update and the Creators Update.
We also got a breakdown for Surface devices, which show that Surface Book has the largest percentage of PCs upgraded to the latest feature update, followed closely by the new Surface Pro. The previous three Pro models are all around the same, which is worth noting because the Creators Update rollout was quite slow for the Pro 3.
The Surface Laptop is the second lowest, and AdDuplex attributes that to being one of the least popular ones in its dataset. It might also have to do with the fact that the Laptop runs Windows 10 S, so without an upgrade to Pro, it's impossible to force the upgrade with the Update Assistant app.
AdDuplex says that since not much is happening in the phone landscape these days, it took one final snapshot of the landscape. Globally, the Lumia 535 is the most used Windows phone, even though it was never eligible for the Creators Update. The second most popular phone, the 640, won't get the Fall Creators Update either.
And then the list moves on to the Lumia 630 and 520, both of which were never even eligible for Windows 10 Mobile. In fact, any phones that are actually able to receive the Fall Creators Update, sit in the Other category.
Microsoft raised some controversy among Windows phone fans back in April when it scaled down support for the Creators Update to just 13% of devices. However, that still accounted for 60.8% of Windows 10 Mobile devices, which worked out to 10.3% of all Windows phones.
And the Windows phone OS versions have not changed by much since then. Windows Phone 8.1 is still on the vast majority of devices, with Windows Phone 7 and 8 accounting for over 5% of them. Windows 10 Mobile is still on only 20.9%, and that number likely won't change by much going forward.