Microsoft: 300 million active devices are now running Windows 10

Microsoft offered a new update on Windows 10, stating that over 300 million active devices are now running some version of the OS.

The new numbers come just over a month after Microsoft announced that 270 million devices were running Windows 10. Microsoft added some more stats:

  • Over 63 billion minutes were spent on Microsoft Edge in March alone, with 50% growth in minutes since the last quarter. Exclusively available on Windows 10, Microsoft Edge is our modern browser for helping you get things done.
  • Cortana, the personal digital assistant in Windows 10, has helped answer over 6 billion questions since launch.
  • People are playing games on Windows 10 more than ever before, with over 9 billion hours of gameplay on Windows 10 since launch.
  • Apps that come with Windows 10, including Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV are seeing millions of active users each month, including more than 144 million people using Photos. ( And, the Windows Store continues to grow daily with new Universal Windows Platform apps like Facebook, Instagram, and Facebook Messenger; updated UWP apps from Vine, Hulu, Netflix and Twitter; and popular PC games including Rise of the Tomb Raider and Quantum Break.

Microsoft will release the Windows 10 Anniversary Update as a free download for current Windows 10 users later this summer with many new features and improvements. Meanwhile the free upgrade offer for consumers running PCs on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 is still scheduled to end on July 29. After that, people can buy an update to Windows 10 Home for $119.

John Callaham