Microsoft admits 900 million Windows 10 user figure was a typo

Rabia Noureen avatar. By: Rabia Noureen
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The Build Developer Conference was a pretty busy event for Microsoft. Thousands of developers attended the event to hear the latest news from Microsoft.

Recently, Twitter user Ginny Caughey shared a slide from a session held to discuss the increasing popularity of Windows 10 among enterprise users.

The slide named “Most PCs are or soon will be on Windows 10” showed impressive numbers for Windows 10. It clearly stated that more than 900M devices are currently running Windows 10 and Microsoft hopes the number will increase very soon.

However, this number seems to be far from reality and different from the figures claimed by Microsoft in March 2019. The tech giant claimed that there are around 800 million active Windows 10 devices around the world. Apparently, Microsoft took this figure from Forrester Research.

Microsoft finally admits it’s a typo

As a matter of fact,one  Windows AppConsult Engineer from Microsoft apologized and confirmed the information was indeed a typo. He says that the company has now fixed the wrong figure.

The latest statistics released by Netmarketshare for April 2019 show that Windows 10’s market share is going up. The operating system managed to secure a solid 44.10 percent market share. On the other hand, the market share for Windows 7 dropped to 36.43 percent.

This clearly shows that more and more people are ditching Windows 7 to adopt the latest version of Windows. Microsoft recently announced that it would  end official support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.

This means that Windows 7 users will no longer receive updates beyond that date. Therefore, Windows 10 adoption trend is expected to increase by the end of this year. 

If everything goes according to the plan, Microsoft will soon hit the +900 billion active Windows 10 devices target by the end of this year.

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