What you need to know
- AdDuplex's latest monthly report shows that the Windows 10 October 2018 Update is now on 31.3 percent of Windows 10 PCs.
- After experiencing a troubled launch, the October 2018 Update has maintained a relatively slow rollout over the past several months.
- The May 2019 Update launched last week, so it's likely it will start eating away at the October 2018 Update's share soon.
The Windows 10 May 2019 Update only just started rolling out last week, and it appears the previous release has topped out with a minority share of Windows 10 PCs. According to the most recent monthly report from AdDuplex, the October 2018 Update is now on 31.3 percent of Windows 10 PCs. That's only two percent higher than where the October 2018 Update stood last month.
The dominant force still remains the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, which saw a slight drop to a 61.1 percent share compared to its 63.2 percent share last month. Meanwhile, the newly released May 2019 Update has already starting planting its flag with a relatively small 1.4 percent share.
It's likely that, in the coming months, we'll see the May 2019 Update chip away at both the October and April 2018 Updates as Microsoft takes a slow and steady approach to its rollout.
The rest of the breakdown remains split between relatively small portions of the pie for prior updates. PCs still on the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update have a hold of 2.9 percent of Windows 10 PCs, while PCs on the Creators Update and older come in at 3.2 percent.
As is the case with each of these monthly reports, it's worth keeping in mind that AdDuplex's data is based on a sampling of 5,000 apps that use its SDK. The latest numbers were collected throughout the day of May 28.
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