May 2019 Update on just over 6 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

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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.

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