Microsoft’s Windows as a Service strategy appears to be working very well for the software giant. While until now the company was forced to support multiple versions of its desktop operating system, it is finally getting to that hassle-free update system usually only associated with Apple. Last month, we saw that the latest Windows 10 Fall Creators Update was already powering over 20 percent of all the Windows 10 devices just over a month after its public release. However, the latest version has managed to double that number this December.
Released in mid October, Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Version 1709 has now been installed on over half of all Windows 10 devices. AdDuplex, the largest cross-promotion network for Windows apps that continues to publish Windows adoption rates every month, has released the latest statistics. The company’s monthly usage breakdown for Windows devices reveals that the Windows 10 FCU has seen a significant boost this past month, going from 20.4 percent in November to 53.6 percent in December.
While these numbers may make the FCU (direct download link) seem like the fastest growing Windows 10 version that is being quickly adopted by Windows users, it actually is still behind the growth rate of the Anniversary Update. “The growth line for the Fall Creators Update seems to be much steeper than it was for its predecessor, but not as steep as for the Anniversary Update,”AdDuplex report said. Windows 10 Anniversary Update was one of the most hyped releases as it promised to bring performance and feature improvements to the operating system a year into its initial release.
As the Fall Creators Update adoption rate soars, other versions continue to fall with Version 1703 (Creators Update) falling from 63.5 percent to 33.7 percent and Version 1607 (the Anniversary Update) from 13.6 percent to 10.5 percent.
AdDuplex data also reveals that HP, Lenovo and ASUS systems are getting the Fall Creators Update before others, leading the adoption rate. As for the regions, the Western Europe, Canada, and the US continue to adopt the latest Windows versions before others. The company will be releasing more highlights tomorrow.