Windows 10 has been installed on 75 million PCs (laptops, desktops, tablets, 2-in-1) so far. The news was broken by Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft, on Twitter. What is even staggering is that it took only 27 days for Windows 10 to reach this number as it was launched on 29th July.
— Yusuf Mehdi (@yusuf_i_mehdi) August 26, 2015
Yusuf Mehdi also revealed a few other facts about the Windows 10 roll out so far. Here are my favorite ones from the 10 he shared on Twitter:
- More than 122 years of gameplay has been streamed from Xbox One to Windows 10 so far. That is a huge number for 27 days.
- Devices manufactured in 2007 have also been updated to Windows 10. This means that 8 year old devices are capable of supporting Windows 10.
- 90,000 unique PCs/tablet models have been upgraded to Windows 10. However, this does not clarify whether this number includes custom built PCs or not.
- Windows 10 is install base is spread over 192 countries. This almost covers the whole world.
You can check out the rest of the updates from Yusuf’s Twitter profile.
There is no doubt that Windows 10 is a successful release. Most of this has to do with how bad Windows 8 was received by users. Windows 10 has shipped with its fair share of bugs, infact more than I have ever seen in a public non-beta operating system. Despite that, people love that it brings better features and performance and does not alienate users by throwing them into two different user interfaces when using either one of them.
However, there is still a long way to go for Windows 10 to be a stable operating system. The tablet mode is really broken and random issues are not uncommon for most users. These are not even related to third party drivers such as was the case with Windows Vista.
Microsoft has already released a major cumulative update and an insider build for fast ring. You can read our hands on impressions of Windows 10 build 10525 to see what improvements Microsoft is working on.
Stay tuned to our Windows 10 hub for constant updates on Microsoft’s latest operating system.