April 2018 Update already on 50 percent on Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says
The Windows 10 April 2018 update is now the fastest spreading update in the OSs lifetime.
With each successive feature update to Windows 10, an observable pattern has emerged: Microsoft is getting faster at deploying them to users. With the April 2018 Update, that pattern has continued, with the update reaching 50 percent of Windows 10 PCs – at least according to AdDuplex's latest numbers.
With its latest monthly report for May, AdDuplex says that the April 2018 Update is now installed on exactly 50 percent of Windows 10 PCs. According to the firm's previous reports, it to the Fall Creators Update twice as long to hit that mark, and the Creators Update took three months to hit a similar share.
That surge mostly comes at the cost of the Fall Creators Update, which is now sitting at a 43 percent share. Meanwhile, the Creators Update is at 2.9 percent and the Anniversary Update is sitting at 2.8 percent. Things go down from there, with Windows 10 version 1511 still maintaining a grasp at 0.7 percent, and version 1507 landing at 0.4 percent.
In terms of manufacturer spread, Dell and MSI are in the lead with just over 60 percent of devices covered, with other manufacturers falling below the 50 percent mark. Microsoft's Surface devices, however, show many models above 50 percent coverage. In particular, the Surface Pro 3, Surface Book, and Surface Pro 4 are in the lead.
It's worth noting that AdDuplex's reports are based on a sample of data collected from 5,000 Microsoft Store apps that use the company's SDK. Actual figures likely differ, but AdDuplex's monthly reports are handy for tracking trends. The results of the latest report were collected throughout the day of May 29.
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