Windows 10 Mobile’s share growth has stopped
Only 14% of the active phones are on Windows 10 Mobile
The September report from AdDuplex is now out, revealing information about the market share of Windows 10 Desktop and Mobile for this month. According to the report, Windows 10 Mobile has the same share as the previous month, which means that all users who want (and can) have already upgraded to the latest version.
With the lack of many Windows 10 Phones on the market, no new Lumia models on the horizon, and the Surface phone still being just a dream for the true Windows phone fan, we can expect the situation to remain the same in the long run.
The positive thing about Windows 10 Mobile is the fact that Microsoft has managed to upgrade 82.4% of all phones to the latest version – the Anniversary Update (1607). Additional 6% are already on the Redstone 2 builds via Windows Insider, so the old version (1511) is only on 11.6% of the smartphones. This demonstrates how Microsoft has fulfilled its promise to deliver faster monthly updates without carrier approval.
Regarding Windows 10 Desktop, Microsoft hasn’t been so successful in keeping the PCs on the latest version. In September 2016, only 34.5% of the machines are on the new version, while the majority is still on the one year old version.