Windows 10 is now installed on over 300 million devices

At the end of March, we reported that Windows 10 was now on 270 million devices. Today, Microsoft reports that the number is now 300 million, which includes PCs, tablets, phones, Xbox Ones, IoT, and HoloLens, which began shipping when that last number was announced.

Here are a few extra facts that Microsoft added:

  • Over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.

  • Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.

  • People are playing games on Windows 10 more than ever before, with over 9 billion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 since launch.

  • Apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos.

  • And, the Windows Store continues to grow daily with new Universal Windows Platform apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger; updated UWP apps from Vine, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter; and popular PC games including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break.

Microsoft continues to say that this is the fastest adoption of any version of Windows. It shouldn't be a surprise though, as this is the first version that offers a free upgrade.

But Microsoft has also confirmed that upgrades will cost $119 beginning on July 30, the day after the first anniversary of Windows 10 availability. It's likely that the Anniversary Update will be available by then, so if you were waiting for that to upgrade, you're safe. Of course, you can also upgrade your PC now, downgrade again, and your PC will be licensed for Windows 10, allowing you to upgrade again whenever you want.

Source: Windows Blog

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