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Microsoft: Windows 10 now powers 300 million devices

Microsoft: Windows 10 now powers 300 million devices
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Microsoft says its Windows 10 OS is now running on 300 million active devices around the world as the one year anniversary of Windows 10 availability draws near.

Microsoft says that over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Also, Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.

Microsoft: Windows 10 now powers 300 million devices
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There has been over 9 billion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 since launch as are playing games on Windows 10 more than ever before, Microsoft says.[quote font=”georgia” font_size=”22″ font_style=”italic” align=”right” arrow=”yes”]Microsoft says that over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Also, Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.[/quote]

Apps bundled 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, according to the Windows 10 OS maker.

“We’re pleased to see Windows 10 become one of the largest online services in less than a year. Core to delivering our more personal computing vision, Windows 10 offers experiences that are familiar, safer and more secure, and more personal and productive, enabling innovative new experiences,’’ Microsoft said in a blog post.

Microsoft reminded customers who are yet to take advantage of Windows 10 free upgrade offer to do so now, as the offer will come to an end on July 29th. Customers will however continue to get Windows 10 on new devices, or purchase a full version of Windows 10 Home for $119, according to the tech company.

 

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