Creators Update now installed on half of all Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says
AdDuplex's latest monthly report on the Windows ecosystem is here, giving us a peek at the current reach of the Windows 10 Creators Update and more. The big highlight from July's report is that the Creators Update is now installed on 50.1 percent of all Windows 10 PCs. That's up from just over 35 percent coverage as of AdDuplex's last report in June.
Notably, that increase has enabled the Creators Update to finally surpass the Anniversary Update, which now claims 46 percent coverage of all Windows 10 PCs. As AdDuplex points out, however, the Creators Update's pace of rollout is lagging behind that of its predecessor, which was itself considered to be rather slow. At this point in time during the Anniversary Update rollout, the firm says, it covered 75 percent of all Windows 10 PCs.
Drilling down into the numbers further, we can see that Microsoft isn't in the lead in terms of Creators Update coverage by manufacturer. MSI is head of the pack, with around 65 percent coverage. Most other manufacturers are right around the 50 percent mark, including Microsoft itself. One would think that Surface would be leading here, but that's not the case. Part of what seems to be hindering things is that only 18 percent of Surface Pro 3s have the Creators Update installed. Other Surface models seem to be in healthier shape, hovering between 40 and 50 percent, with the Surface Book even reaching around 75 percent coverage.
Finally, in terms of the Surface market share, AdDuplex pegs Surface Pro 4 as the most used, making up nearly 41 percent of all Surface devices on the market. Coming in second is the Surface Pro 3 with 24 percent, which explains its impact on Microsoft's overall Creators Update rollout status compared to other manufacturers. The newest devices, Surface Pro and Surface Laptop, only make up about 2.4 percent and 0.6 percent of Surfaces currently on the market, respectively.
As usual, it's worth keeping in mind that AdDuplex's numbers are based on a sampling of 5,000 Windows Store apps that use the AdDuplex SDK. Actual figures more than likely differ by a bit, but these reports are a good way to track general trends and growth. The numbers for July's report were gathered on July 18.
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