What you need to know
- Windows 11 was publicly released on October 25, 2021.
- Since then, Microsoft's been pushing for the adoption of its latest operating system.
- Now, the tech giant has confirmed Windows 11 upgrade offer adoption is happening at twice the rate of Windows 10 and that the W11 offer is entering its final phase of availability.
Since its October 25 launch, Microsoft has worked hard to get Windows 11 onto as many PCs as possible. Evidence of this can be found in the company's rigorous marketing push as well as its upgrade offer system.
We've seen evidence of Windows 11's adoption growth via third-party surveys and figures such as Steam's monthly hardware and software report, but now we have confirmation directly from Redmond: Windows 11's upgrade offer is being accepted at twice the rate of Windows 10.
Following its quarterly earnings release (wherein it announced $51.7 billion in revenue for FY22 Q2) and associated call, Microsoft published a blog post detailing highlights of the current Windows landscape. Among those were the speedy adoption rate of W11 as well as the fact that "Windows 11 also has the highest quality scores and product satisfaction of any version of Windows we've ever shipped," according to Microsoft, though it doesn't offer in-depth stats on how it arrived at those conclusions.
And that's not all. The Windows 11 upgrade offer is now officially starting its last phase of availability, which Microsoft notes puts it ahead of schedule since that development was slated for mid-2022.
According to Microsoft, people are spending 40% more time on their Windows 11 PC than what was the case with Windows 10, though again, no substantial details are provided on how they arrived at that figure, and one could speculate that Windows 11 launching amid a pandemic could affect those overall averages.
This all comes hot off the news that between Windows 11 and Windows 10, the two operating systems are on over 1.4 billion devices.
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