AdDuplex's first monthly report of 2018 is here, offering a look at the rollout progress of the Fall Creators Update and more. According to the latest numbers, the Fall Creators Update is now on 74.3 percent of Windows 10 PCs. That's up from the 53.6 percent share that the Fall Creators Update held in AdDuplex's previous report, continuing a pace of adoption that appears sharper than its predecessors. The rise to just under 75 percent isn't too surprising, as Microsoft recently announced that the Fall Creators Update has now reached full availability.
Once again, the sharp increase for the Fall Creators Update has mostly come at the expense of the Creators Update. It's down to a 17.2 percent share, which is a healthy drop from the 33.7 percent share it still held in December. Similarly, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is down to 6.6 percent from 10.5 percent. Windows 10 version 1511 is down from 1.3 percent to 1.1 percent, and Windows 10 version 1507 has remained steady at 0.5 percent.
In terms of manufacturer spread, AdDuplex's numbers suggest that the fall creators update is installed across a global average of 80 percent of Windows 10 machines from each manufacturer. Some companies, like Dell, Toshiba, and MSI, are slightly above that average, while HP, Samsung, and Lenovo come in slightly lower. In terms of Microsoft's own devices, the Fall Creators Update has reached a higher share of newer Surface devices. The new Surface Pro and Surface Book 2, for example, show coverage above 80 percent. Meanwhile, Surface Pro 3, 2, and 1 are well below.
It's worth noting that AdDuplex's numbers are based on a sampling of 5,000 Windows Store apps that use its SDK. Real figures are likely slightly different, but these reports are a good for tracking trends. The numbers from the January report were collected over the course of the day on January 22, AdDuplex says.
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