We’re still two months away from Microsoft’s Build developer conference, but the company has just announced that the Windows 10 ecosystem has reached an important new milestone. There are now 800 million active Windows 10 devices worldwide, and Microsoft’s CVP of Modern Life & Devices Group Yusuf Mehdi also claims that the OS is seeing the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows.”
Thank you to all our customers and partners for helping us achieve 800 million #Windows10 devices and the highest customer satisfaction in the history of Windows. https://t.co/G3CRdkFoPT pic.twitter.com/je9kvBvYhj
— Yusuf Mehdi (@yusuf_i_mehdi) March 7, 2019
Microsoft announced 700 million active Windows 10 devices back in September, and we’re slowly but surely getting closer to the one billion devices goal the company previously expected to reach in 2018. It would be nice if the company shared these updates more often, as well as monthly data about the OS install base. The company still has dedicated Windows and Microsoft Store trends webpage, but the data hasn’t been updated since October when the company decided to hold back the release of Windows 10 version 1809.
800 million Windows 10 devices is already really good, but the company is reportedly working to expand its Windows 10 ecosystem with a new "Lite" OS for Chromebook-like devices and dual-screen mobile devices. We hope the company will finally share some details about these new initiatives during its annual developer conference in May.