Microsoft is finally nearing its 1B target for Windows 10. CVP of Modern Life, Search, and Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi boasted on Tuesday that the software is now installed on more than 900 million devices.
#Windows10 is on more than 900M devices! Thanks to our customers, we added more new Windows 10 devices in the last 12 months than ever before. From PCs to HoloLens to Xbox to Surface Hub, Windows continues to power innovation—with more to come next week! https://t.co/G3CRdkFoPT pic.twitter.com/38fKk50IEH— Yusuf Mehdi (@yusuf_i_mehdi) September 24, 2019
That’s not too shabby for an OS that was released just a few years ago, but Mehdi neglected to mention that Microsoft’s original target for hitting a billion users has gone and went (2018). That’s not going to stop Redmond from celebrating the inevitable milestone, however.
Whether or not Microsoft will reach the one billion install mark before the end of 2019 remains to be seen. Any other year, I’d lean towards the company not hitting the goal but with Windows 7 inching ever closer to its January 14, 2020 end-of-life date, we’re inevitably going to see more systems migrate to the newer OS and others replacing older systems with new Windows 10-equipped hardware.