Microsoft says 300 million active devices are now running Windows 10

Last Updated: 6 May, 2016

Microsoft has just arrived with new numbers on the distribution of Windows 10 operating system worldwide. The Redmond, Washington-based company quoted on its Windows Experience Blog that Windows 10 is now running on over 300 million active devices. The company, last month, said that 270 million users were on some version of the OS.

Windows 10 Anniversary is arriving around the corner and the company has some big plans for the event. As a part of the event, Microsoft will be releasing the Windows 10 Anniversary update with several new features and improvements for free for the current Windows 10 users, which will be available later this summer.

At a conference year ago, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be the last version of Windows and that is modeled as a service with continue updates. That said, Windows won’t have another version in future, but it will keep Windows 10 updated periodically with new features and improvements.

Some stats about Windows 10:

  • Over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.
  • Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.
  • People are playing games on Windows 10 more than ever before, with over 9 billion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 since launch.
  • Apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos.
  • And, the Windows Store continues to grow daily with new Universal Windows Platform apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger; updated UWP apps from Vine, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter; and popular PC games including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break.

Its worth to be noted that free upgrade for Windows 10 will end on July 29. Users running Windows 7 and Windows 8 can upgrade to Windows 10 for free until then. After July 29th, you’ll be able to continue to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119 (Rs. 8,000).