AdDuplex's latest monthly report on the Windows ecosystem is here, giving us a peek into the rollout of the Fall Creators Update. In total, AdDuplex's reports that the Fall Creators Update has reached 20.4 percent of Windows 10 PCs. That's up from the 5.3 percent reach that the update had achieved in the October report, which landed just a week after the update's release. As AdDuplex noted at the time, the Fall Creators Update rollout is also moving more quickly than its predecessor.
The steep increase of installs for the Fall Creators Update came mostly at the expense of the Creators Update, which first began rolling out this past spring. The Creators Update now comes in at a 63.5 percent share of the pie, which is down from 74.6 percent in October. Similarly, the Anniversary Update dropped from 17.3 percent to 13.6 percent. Windows 10 version 1511 dropped from 1.9 percent to 1.5 percent, while 1507 also dipped slightly from 0.7 percent to 0.6 percent.
In addition to the Fall Creators Update's general spread among Windows 10 PCs as a whole, AdDuplex offers an interesting look at its spread among manufacturers. As you might expect, Microsoft is in the clear lead here with its own Surface devices, with just over 45 percent of Surfaces covered by the latest update. Most other manufacturers, including Dell, HP, ASUS, and Lenovo are currently hovering right around the average of 20 percent coverage.
Finally, the report also provides a breakdown of the most popular Surface devices, showing that the Surface Pro 4 is still by far the most popular model at 39.7 percent. Surface Pro 3 comes in second at 21.7 percent, while Surface 3 follows at 10.4 percent. The new Surface Pro comes in just behind at 9.2 percent, with the Surface Book just behind it at 7.1 percent. The recently released Surface Laptop is hovering right around 2 percent. The new Surface Book 2 also makes its first appearance at 0.4 percent, but the report comes a short time after its release.
It's worth noting that AdDuplex's numbers are based on a sample of 5,000 Windows Store apps that use its SDK. Real-world figures are likely different, but the firm's reports are a handy way to track trends. The numbers for the November report were gathered on November 27.
Galaxy Buds Live earbuds review: Are these pricey Bluetooth beans worth it?
What if headphones, were beans? That's what Samsung asked itself, and then ultimately answered with the Galaxy Buds Live. But are these pricey earbuds worth it? Or do they not even amount to a hill of beans. Beans beans beans beans.
Review: Until you Fall will punish you, but it's worth it
Until You Fall is a VR roguelite that'll challenge your skills with a blade, your wits, and your arm muscles. It's now available on the Oculus Quest, Oculus Quest 2, PlayStation VR (PSVR), and PC VR platforms including SteamVR and Oculus Rift.
The new 16:10 ThinkPad X1 Nano ships later this year for $1,400
Lenovo's new ThinkPad X1 Nano is a super thin and light business laptop, but it definitely still brings the power. Intel's 11th Gen chips, Evo certification, 5G connectivity, and a weight just over two pounds all make this one to watch out for.
The NFL is back! Check out these must-have Windows apps for football fans
After months of waiting through a unique offseason and no preseason games, the NFL is finally back this week. With these Windows 10 apps, you won't miss a snap of the NFL action.