What you need to know
- AdDuplex's latest monthly report shows that the May 2019 Update is now on 6.3 percent of Windows 10 PCs.
- The October 2018 Update has dropped to an even 30 percent share in this latest report.
- The May 2019 Update is, so far, on the same rollout pace as the October 2018 Update.
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update has been out for a little over a month now, and it's already starting to make a small dent. According to the latest report from AdDuplex, the May 2019 Update now commands a 6.3 percent share of Windows 10 PCs. That's up from the 1.4 percent share it held last month after it had only been available for a week.
According to AdDuplex's previously released numbers, this puts the May 2019 Update at about the same pace of that we saw with the October 2018 Update. Notably, the October 2018 Update encountered several major issues after its launch, causing it to undergo a much slower rollout than its predecessors. The May 2019 Update hasn't experienced similarly large issues, so it appears Microsoft is taking a slower approach out of caution, if AdDuplex's numbers are reflective of Windows 10 PCs as a whole.
Moving on to the rest of the Windows 10 ecosystem, the October 2018 Update is at an even 30 percent share, down slightly from last month. The April 2018 Update is also down, though it still holds a commanding 58 percent share of Windows 10 PCs. The Fall Creators Update holds on to a 2.5 percent share, while PCs on the Creators Update and older are now sitting at a combined 2.9 percent.
Remember that AdDuplex's data is based on a sampling of 5,000 apps that use its SDK, so real-world figures will likely differ. However, the monthly report is a handy tool for tracking general trends. The latest numbers were collected throughout the day of June 26.
Our favorite computer speakers for less $100
Team Windows Central wholeheartedly recommends each of these computer speaker setups, because they all bring the NOISE and will not wound your wallet.
Bose Companion 2 Series III speakers ($99 at Dell)
If you want great sound quality and value, then you want Bose. You too can have room-filling, immersive sound, so Bose says in every advertisement.
Logitech Z313 speaker system with subwoofer ($49 at Dell)
The Z313 comes with a powered subwoofer and two satellite speakers to deliver 25 watts of total power. That's enough to fill your room and then some.
GOgroove BassPULSE ($50 at Dell)
These are clearly the coolest-looking speakers recommended here, but they're not all flash and guile – these speakers can produce amazing highs and lows, for just $50.
We may earn a commission for purchases using our links. Learn more.
Update 6: Microsoft wants all of TikTok, but Trump's order may interfere
The Financial Times reports that as part of negotiations, Microsoft is now inquiring whether it can buy all of TikTok, instead of just the business in the US., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. This new plan would include India and Europe (and excluding China).
Apple responds to Project xCloud iOS block, Microsoft kicks back
With Microsoft's Project xCloud streaming platform locked out from iOS devices, Apple doubles down on App Store restrictions.
Fresh Surface Duo renders are here, reportedly coming to AT&T
Microsoft hasn't exactly been camera shy with the Surface Duo, but a new set of renders have leaked that offer an even closer look at the device. Alongside the leaked images, the leaker says Duo will be headed to AT&T in the U.S.
10 must-have apps for any new PC
You just purchased a new PC and set it up, and now you're looking for some great apps. Look no further. These are the best apps for your new Windows 10 PC.