Microsoft officially released Windows 10 last year and said that it targets to have it installed in over one billion devices by 2018. This may seem like a huge target but the OS was downloaded over 14 million times within the first 24 hours showing that people were clearly interested to see what it offers.
By May this year, Microsoft reported that Windows 10 had been installed in 300 million devices showing how fast it had grown in just one year. This represents the number of active devices that Microsoft refers to as devices that have been active in the past 28 days. This means that the actual number of times Windows 10 has been downloaded might be higher.
Fast forward a few months later and Microsoft has come out to reveal that Windows 10 has now been downloaded in 400 million devices. A 100 million increase in just a few months is just impressive, this can be attributed to the new laptops and PCs that have been released this year. Before we go ahead, it is important to know that this number represents all Windows 10 devices from tablets, PCs, phones, HoloLens and the Xbox One.
Microsoft announced this new milestone at the opening day of its Ignite Conference in Atlanta. The company went further ahead to say that Windows 10 testers are already working with early Windows 10 ‘Redstone 2’ Builds and they will soon be getting the new Edge browser security features.