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Windows 10 now runs on 700 million devices

While most of South Africa was fast asleep late Monday, Microsoft took to the stage in Seattle to kick off its Build developers conference.

Usually the highlights of its software and services announcement calendar, the firm announced a few notable tweaks to its range of products.

It also revealed numbers behind its flagship OS product, Windows 10.

To date, 700-million active devices are running Microsoft’s latest OS, up from 500-million a year before. That’s a significant gain, but in terms of market share, it still lags behind Windows 7.

In March 2018, NetMarketShare revealed that the legacy OS still commands more than 44% of the market, with Windows 10 claiming just over 30%.

Furthermore, when Windows 10 launched in 2015, Microsoft outlined an ambitious goal of a billion devices running the OS by 2018.

The company’s still a bit short of that particular yardstick.

Feature image: Microsoft

Author | Andy Walker: Editor

Andy Walker: Editor
Camper by day, run-and-gunner by night, Andy prefers his toast like his coffee -- dark and crunchy. Specialising in spotting the next big Instagram cat star, Andy also dabbles in smartphone, gadget and game reviews over on Gearburn. More

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