Five years after it first launched Microsoft has finally hit the milestone it’s been waiting for. The US technology firm has just revealed 1 billion users have now made the jump to Windows 10 which is a gargantuan figure. Although Microsoft had originally hoped to hit this number within two to three years, this is still huge news for the popular operating system and means it now eclipses the ageing Windows 7 software.
Announcing the news, Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President, Modern Life, Search & Devices, Microsoft, said: “Today we’re delighted to announce that over one billion people have chosen Windows 10 across 200 countries resulting in more than one billion active Windows 10 devices. “We couldn’t be more grateful to our customers, partners and employees for helping us get here.
“One in every seven people on the planet are planning, creating, ideating, executing, moving, shaking and doing great things with Windows 10.”
One of the main reasons that so many people have made the switch is that Microsoft ended support from Windows 7 back in January meaning it is no longer getting any security updates or patches.
Along with revealing this huge Window 10 news, Microsoft has also teased its one billion fans with a new update that looks set to arrive very soon with the firm boasting that it’s been “designed for a new era.”
We’re expecting to hear full news about this update during Microsoft’s press conference which is set to place on Monday, March 30.
Express.co.uk will be bringing you all the news live from this online event so watch this space.
Published at Mon, 23 Mar 2020 06:47:00 +0000