Microsoft: 14 Million Windows 10 Devices After Day One
Millions of users upgraded to Windows 10 on the first day of availability, inching Microsoft a step closer to its goal of a billion Windows 10 devices.Windows 10 is off to a strong start, according to Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice president of Microsoft's Windows and Devices Group. "We have seen unprecedented demand for Windows 10, with reviews and customer feedback overwhelmingly positive around the globe," he wrote in a late-day July 30 blog post. Early reaction to the operating system has been generally favorable, with many reviewers praising its return to its desktop roots, the fast new Edge Web browser and features like Continuum that smooth the transition between desktop and tablet modes. According to Microsoft's figures, millions of users made the jump to Windows 10 in its first 24 hours of general availability. "While we now have more than 14 million devices running Windows 10, we still have many more upgrades to go before we catch up to each of you that reserved your upgrade," Mehdi said. Those 14 million devices represent a major step toward possibly achieving an ambitious goal the company has set for Windows 10. In April, Terry Myerson, executive vice president of Microsoft Windows and Devices Group, said it is his company's aim "to see Windows 10 on one billion devices within two to three years of Windows 10's availability—the first platform version, in any ecosystem, to be available on one billion devices."
Microsoft is releasing Windows 10 in phases, Mehdi added. "We are doing everything we can to upgrade the world to Windows 10 as quickly as possible over the coming days and weeks ahead," he pledged.