AdDuplex: The Creators Update is now on 18% of Windows 10 PCs

The latest tracking stats for Windows devices have been released by advertising network AdDuplex, which monitors usage across its network to create a detailed monthly breakdown of Microsoft's mobile ecosystem, along with key details on usage of Windows 10 PCs. Each month, the reports capture a snapshot of worldwide usage across one 24-hour period - in this case, May 22, 2017.

It's been almost a month since last month's data was collected, and the amount of users on the Creators Update increased from 9.8% to 18%. The Anniversary Update fell from 82.1% to 75.4%, 1511 fell from 6% to 4.6%, and the original version of Windows 10 - which is no longer supported - dropped to 1.6% from 1.8%.

AdDuplex notes that the rollout for the Creators Update seems to be on the same pace as the Anniversary Update.

Phones are a different story. Tomorrow will be a month since the Creators Update was released for phones, so only Insiders had it when last month's data was published. Last month, it was established that 60.8% of Windows 10 handsets are eligible for the update, so it's not surprising that the usage share jumped from 6.7% to 55.9%.

As you'd expect, the Anniversary Update dropped from 84.1% to 34.4%, 1511 actually increased, from 5.3% to 5.4%, and Insiders on feature2 (which is labeled here as RS3) increased from 3.9% to 4.3%.

It's a bit surprising to see that out of the "10 biggest countries", the United States has the lowest usage share of the Creators Update. Germany has the highest with 27%, although it would seem that Brazil has the most Insiders.

The order of the largest PC OEMs hasn't changed since it was last reported two months ago, but HP has grown from 24.3% to 25.1%, Dell grew from 15% to 16.3%, Lenovo was stagnant at 11.8%, ASUS fell from 9.7% to 9.1%, Acer dropped to 8.7% from 9.1%, and Toshiba fell to 5.3% from 5.4%.

In the US specifically, we can see that HP and Dell command much larger segments of the market, and they combine for over half of all Windows PCs. Then comes Lenovo at 9.5%, Toshiba at 6.7%, and ASUS at 5.6%.

Finally, we can see that the usage share in the five largest EU countries is very different from the worldwide share. HP remains at the top, followed by Acer and ASUS, which combine for a quarter of all PCs. This is followed by Lenovo at 11.6%, Toshiba at 4.9%, and Dell at 4.8%.


Editor's note: The title of this article was updated after publishing to clarify that the Creators Update is installed on 18% of Windows 10 PCs, specifically - and not 18% of all PCs, as the previous title implied.

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