For instance, Mehdi said in a blog post that Windows 10 users spent more than 63 billion minutes in the built-in Microsoft Edge browser through March, a 50-percent growth in minutes during compared to the last quarter of 2015. However, the baked-in browser still faces stiff competition from Google Chrome, which dominated the browser market with a 69.9-percent share in March, followed by Mozilla’s Firefox with a 17.8-percent share in the same month.
On the Cortana front, Microsoft’s virtual personal assistant has answered more than six billion questions since July 2015. Cortana resides on the taskbar, wanting users to “ask me anything” while parked next to the Start button. For the record, Cortana is also available on Windows Phone, Android, and Apple’s iOS platform, so that number likely stems from all Cortana-based products and not just Windows 10.
Microsoft is also seeing an increase in gaming on Windows 10, claiming that the company has witnessed more than nine billion hours of gameplay on the new platform since its launch. That number will undoubtedly see a huge increase given that
Speaking of the Windows Store, Mehdi said that the store is growing each day with new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) apps, which not only take advantage of Windows 10 features, but works across most if not all
Finally, he noted that the baked-in apps for Windows 10, namely Photos, Groove Music, and Movies & TV, are reeling in millions of active customers each month. Over 144 million customers are using the
At any rate, Microsoft is reportedly working on improving its Windows 10 services, and is seeing more and more improvements each month. The company just released a big update back in November, and plans to do it again this summer with the Anniversary Update release. The good news here is that all of these innovations are free for
If you haven’t upgraded to Windows 10 yet, the clock to get the new operating system for free is ticking. Customers can still freely move up the Windows ladder until July 29, 2016. After that, the full version of
The rapid growth of Windows 10 should not be surprising. Microsoft is not only offering the upgrade for free, but practically pushing it down its customers’ throats. Still,
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