Microsoft announces over 110 million devices have Windows 10 installed

Impressively, Microsoft says 102 million of the devices running Windows 10 are consumer devices while 8 million are on enterprise machines. Splendid. This is very good news for anyone excited about Microsoft’s upcoming range of Windows 10 handsets.


What happens when a Tesla Model S drag races a Holden V8 Supercar? While officially still in preview, Microsoft is now integrating the translator feature into the main Skype desktop app for Windows, eventually bringing it to hundreds of millions of new users. At that point, it will make way more sense for Microsoft to refocus on building apps for all phones and quietly exit the phone hardware business.

We wouldn’t be too surpised to see Microsoft use it as a smart home hub in the future, with Windows 10 as the cornerstone of that notion.

Tomorrow’s Windows 10 devices launch event at 10 AM EDT (3 PM GMT) today, where it’s expected the company will launch a range of Windows 10 mobile handsets including the rumoured Lumia Talkman (Lumia 950) and Cityman (Lumia 950 XL), Surface Pro 4 and Microsoft Band 2.

Since the introduction of Microsoft’s new Windows 10 operating system in July, users who have upgraded their computers or purchased new devices with Windows 10 pre-installed have been contending with issues centering around the Windows Start Menu and the Cortana digital assistant.

This news might seem a little hard to swallow considering the tumultuous history between the two tech giants, however, the company’s push toward being more platform agnostic under its new CEO Satya Nadella is certainly a positive move.

Window 10 Mobile has potential, but the previews have the feel of a PC squished on to a phone rather than the phone-optimized experience of the old Windows Phone.

At the center of all this is the new Microsoft Display Dock.

Spent more time in the Windows 10 Netflix app than on Netflix’s webpage.


Apart from the overhauled operating system itself, the build also shows notable changes made to the latest Edge browser. So far we know that Facebook is “all in” on the Universal Apps idea and is building a Facebook, Messenger and Instagram universal applications, and games like Candy Crush Soda Saga are also on board, but the question about which developers will support this idea is far from solved. It was also quite obvious that this was a different Microsoft from that of the Balmer era.

Microsoft gets into the laptop business