Windows 10 news recap: Lyft arrives in the Windows Store, Creators Update releases April 11th and more
Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap. We are continuing the trend of our weekly “Windows 10 news recap” series where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.
Windows 7 edges closer to 50% market share while Windows 10 increases marginally
The latest NetMarketShare stats have been released and it shows an interesting picture of what’s happening in the world of Windows. Windows 7 is getting ever-closer to the 50% market share; Windows 10, on the otherhand, has increased usage slightly, although, it is within the margin of error.
Windows 10 now accounts for more than 50% of Steam users
Painting a slightly different picture to NetMarketShare, the Steam Hardware Survey shows Windows 10 64-Bit usage increasing a fair bit for Steam users, as it is now used by over 50% of the active Steam population, while Windows 7 drops slightly.
Ride sharing service Lyft is coming to Windows 10
Uber has been part of the Windows 10 platform for some time now, offering an app on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile – now, Uber competitor Lyft is also bringing an official app to Windows 10.
Minecraft announces next big update, the 1.1 Discovery Update for Windows 10 and Pocket Edition
Minecraft on Windows 10 (as well as the Pocket Edition) is receiving its next big update for players of the hit sandbox game. Here is the changelog:
- Adventure in Woodland Mansions: Trade with the new Cartographer villager to get treasure maps, follow the map, and journey to the woodland mansion. Battle Illagers – the villagers gone bad – to claim fantastic treasure.
- Exploration: Beef up your storage with Shulker Boxes, Encounter Llamas (!!!) (OMG) (SERIOUSLY OMG) in the wild and make llama trains, Dyeable Beds, Smelt ingots to reclaim materials from tools, build colorful structures with Glazed Terracotta or Concrete blocks, and enchant your equipment with Frostwalking or Mending.
- Add-Ons: Movement will become data-driven, meaning you’ll be able to create remixed movement properties in your Add-Ons.
- And adding a third gameplay mode, Adventure Mode, for folks who like to make custom games and scenarios.
It’s official: Windows 10 Creators Update to begin official rollout on April 11th
Saving the best till last. The much-awaited Windows 10 Creators Update will begin its rollout to those not part of the Insider program on April 11th, according to Microsoft.
That’s all the Windows 10 news for this week – we’ll be back next week with more!Further reading: Lyft, Microsoft, Minecraft, NetMarketShare, Steam, Windows 10, Windows 10 Creators Update