The one-year anniversary of Windows 10 is fast approaching, and Microsoft has just announced a new set of Windows 10 news.
Firstly, and most importantly, Microsoft has set a reminder to the world that the free upgrade offer to Windows 10 will expire soon on July 29. The company, however, still wants to make sure that no one will miss out on Windows 10, and is announcing that after July 29 you will still be able to get Windows 10 on a new device, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119.
The Redmond giant also announced that Windows 10 has become one of the largest online services in less than a year, running on over 300 million active devices around the world. In addition, Microsoft has noted some other Windows 10 statistics which show off the company’s “more personal computing” vision.
- Windows 10 Now on 300 Million Active Devices – Free Upgrade Offer to End Soon
- 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.
With more and more homes, businesses, and companies adopting Microsoft’s newest operating system, these statistics no doubt shines a very bright light onto Windows 10.
So, all this in mind, if you have not already updated your system to Windows 10, now is the right time to update to avoid paying the $119 after July 29th!Further reading: Microsoft, Windows 10