SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10, is running on 200 million devices in what the company said was the fastest adoption rate of any of its operating systems.
Windows 10, which the company released as a free download, powers both personal computers and devices like phones. It replaced Windows 8, the heavily criticized system dating from 2012.
Just over two months ago, an official of Microsoft said 110 million devices were running Windows 10, meaning the system is now on almost double the number of phones and PCs compared to before the holiday season.
This is the fastest adoption rate for any of its operating systems outpacing Windows 8 by 400% and Windows 7 by almost 140%, the technology company added. Microsoft aims to have Windows 10 installed on 1 billion devices within 2-3 years.