On the launch of Windows 10, Microsoft said it had an ambitious goal of having 1 billion active devices in the world by the mid-end of 2018. However, the company itself has stated that it will not achieve its goals, even with the system growing and few becoming the most used Windows in the world today.
Microsoft revealed in its earnings report for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2018, where it gave some details on the numbers of the software.
They said that despite the continued growth of Windows 10 and personal computing as a whole, it still could not reach 700 million active devices. These words were spoken by the company’s own CEO, Satya Nadella. The strange thing is that this is not the first time this has been asserted by the brand. We heard for the first time in March, in the farewell letter of the former chief of Windows, Terry Myerson.
During BUILD 2018, the same numbers were said, and then back down. In June, they announced the same thing, to say again that it was an accident. Basically, this indicates that it lacks precision in those values and that everything is a mess. Funny, it’s been “almost” 700 million for almost four months. And even with the OS coming close to its three years of life, the number of users is well defined.
Unfortunately, the company is not very transparent about their data and numbers. Therefore, it is not possible to confirm how many active devices currently run Windows 10, so you have to wait for some formal announcement or event for more information. Anyway, it’s growing and it can reach its billion in the next few years.