October 2018 Update on less than 3 percent of Windows 10 PCs, AdDuplex says

Following a rough start, Microsoft is taking it slow with the public rollout of the recently released Windows 10 October 2018 Update, according to the latest monthly report from AdDuplex. In what AdDuplex is dubbing a "cautious release," the it has clocked the October 2018 Update's share of Windows 10 PCs at 2.8 percent following its re-release earlier this month. That's only slightly higher than the 2.3 percent share the update enjoyed in October, not long after it was pulled due to reports of user files being deleted after upgrading.

Windows 10 Versions

The other versions of Windows 10 in the wild have seen small fluctuations. The April 2018 Update, for example, is up to 89.5 percent, which is a slight increase over its October position of 88.3 percent. The Fall Creators Update, meanwhile, is down to 3.9 percent, while the Creators Update is sitting at 1.5 percent.

Rounding things out are the Anniversary Update and Windows 10 version 1511, which come in at 1.4 percent and 0.4 percent, respectively. Finally, version 1507 is still managing to hang on by a thread with a 0.2 percent share.

AdDuplex also checked in on the Surface family breakdown, noting a significant bump for the Surface Go. The budget tablet now sits as the fifth most popular Surface device with a 7.25 percent share. The Surface Pro 4 still remains the most popular at just above 25 percent. Surface Pro 6 has already crossed 5 percent, while the Surface Laptop 2 comes in at only 0.77 percent.

Surface PCs

Once again, it's worth keeping in mind that AdDuplex's numbers are based on a collection of around 5,000 Microsoft Store apps that use its SDK, so real-world numbers are likely different. It's best to use the firm's monthly reports as a sort of general barometer for the pace of rollout for new Windows 10 releases.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

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