You can get the latest updates about Windows 10 using the “Insider Preview” program of Microsoft. Slow and Fast ring options are two ways of getting these new builds. By this May, the number of total devices (tablets, PCs, phones) using Windows 10 have risen to 300 million. The market share of Windows 10 has also risen to 15%, only second to Windows 7.
Trend #1 : Windows 10 and Mobile Market
The trends of Windows 10 also have had an impact on mobile sales. According to NetMarketShare, a leading analyst company, the Windows Phone platform sales went up from 2.5% to 4%. The change could be attributed to the free discounts offered by Microsoft in the last few months.
Trend #2 : Windows 10 and Desktop
Another trend can be observed in the usage of Desktop OSs. From the information shared by StatCounter, it can be seen that there is an increasing tendency in the usage of Windows 10. From the stats compared from Mar 1 2014 to April 9th, 2016 of Desktop users in India, the usage of Windows XP has declined. The usage of Windows 8.1 and 10 are at the same level.
Trend #3: Windows 10 and USA
The same stats when seen for the demographic of United States of America, is little different. An interesting swing that can be observed is that Windows 10 is dominating over the usage of Mac OS X. It can be seen that 23% of Desktop users in USA are using Windows 10, while around 30% of are still using Windows 7.
Trend #4: Windows 10 and UK
In United Kingdom, this direction is more inclined towards Windows 10. Almost similar percentage (roughly about 30%) of users are using 7 and 10 respectively. It can be seen that only 18% of users are using Mac OS X. Also it can be seen that the 10 trend line is more exponential. Also Windows 7 and 8.1 are decreasing of late.
Trend #5: Windows 10 and Europe
If you compare the whole of Europe, Windows 10 users stood at a staggering level of 24%. One more interesting progression that can be seen here is that, both 8.1 and 7 users decreased after the release of 10. It can be also seen that the XP users are on the decline, after Microsoft stopped supporting that OS.
Trend #6 : Windows 10 Usage
Another interesting trend is observed from the analytical chart of NetMarketShare.com. If you compare the number of Desktop users for 2016, with no specified demographic, it can be seen that Windows 10 has a share of roughly 14%. Only Windows 7 is ahead with 52%.
There is also a new cumulative update for Slow ring users in the form of version 142952.1005. If you can try the Fast ring, you will have a better build in the form of 14328. The interesting news is that this update is also for Mobile users. This is the second time that the build got updated for PC users. In the PC version, the following updates were installed.
- 3148528 MS16-048: Security update for CSRSS: April 12, 2016
- 3148538 MS16-046: Security update for secondary logon: April 12, 2016
- 3148541 MS16-040: Security update for Microsoft XML core services: April 12, 2016
- 3148522 MS16-039: Security update for Microsoft Graphics Component: April 12, 2016
- 3148532 MS16-038: Cumulative security update for Microsoft Edge: April 12, 2016
- 3148531 MS16-037: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer: April 12, 2016
Trend #7: Windows 10 and Apps
Another interesting trend of 2016, is that of Windows 10 Mobile. In the coming preview build, Microsoft has changed the way of how links are handled by the operating system. In the new settings offered for Mobile users, anyone can ‘associate apps with websites’. For example, if you are loading Amazon or BestBuy websites in the browsers, this feature makes it automatic to have the corresponding apps fired up. This feature is already available for iOS and Android users.