Windows 10 Anniversary Update adoption rate is on the rise

By: Ivan Jenic
2 minute read

Microsoft released the Anniversary Update less than two months ago, and the adoption rate for Widows 10’s latest major update already looks satisfying. A high percentage of both PC and Mobile users are currently running Windows 10 version 1607 (the Anniversary Update), and as the update is still young, the percentage will only go up in the coming months.

AdDuplex recently performed its traditional market share research of Microsoft’s platforms. We already told you that the adoption rate of Windows 10 Mobile is still low, but the majority of users running this OS are on the latest version. According to AdDuplex,  82.4% of phones running Windows 10 Mobile are currently on the version 1607, while the version 1511 has a share of  only 11.6%.

As for PCs, the adoption rate of the Anniversary Update is smaller, but that’s completely normal since there are far more Windows 10 PCs than Mobile devices. In actual numbers, it looks like this: 34.5% of Windows 10 users are running the 1607 version, while 59.9% users are still on the 1511 version. The initial version of Windows 10 (July 2015) is run by only 5.1% of users.

The lowest number of users is currently testing the Redstone 2 builds in Windows 10 Preview, only 0.5%. But that number will surely rise parallel with rise of the Anniversary Update adoption rate, and releasing of new, more stable Redstone 2 builds.

The high adoption rate of both versions of the Anniversary Update is a good thing for Microsoft. However, we’re sure that the adoption rate of the latest major update for Windows 10 would be even higher if there weren’t so many issues that bothered users who installed it. Because of that, some people hesitate installing the latest updates, which is something Microsoft definitely needs to pay attention to.

However, the Anniversary Update offers many useful features, and we definitely recommend installing it.

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