Today, AdDuplex released its latest monthly usage reports for Windows 10 and Surface. Based on data from more than 5,000 Microsoft Store apps using the AdDuplex SDK v.2 or later, the data was collected on May 26. Nearly 90,000 Windows 10 PCs were surveyed, and while the sample size is small compared to the current 1 billion Windows 10 installed devices, some problems can be briefly explained.
The latest market share figures have not changed much since last month’s report. Usage of the latest version (at least until the release of 2004 tonight) rose from 33.4 percent to 36.4 percent, while usage in version 1903 dropped by only 1 percent. Version 1809 also fell by exactly one percentage point, from 4.2% to 3.5% in version 1803. Most of the rest stagnated, with version 1709 falling from 1.2 per cent to 1.1 per cent, the rest from 1.9 per cent to 1.7 per cent and Insiders rising slightly from 0.8 per cent to 0.9 per cent.
With the upcoming release of Windows 10 2004, it’s clear that version 1909 isn’t being adopted as fast as the previous version. The main reason is that Microsoft won’t force an upgrade anymore, and unless you’re using a version that’s close to the end of support, you won’t automatically update to the latest version, and all feature updates to Microsoft Windows 10 are optional after several massive bug outbreaks.
AdDuplex doesn’t do a monthly Surface usage report, the last one was in January. Although the Surface Pro 4 has been in the top flight for a long time, it still dominates the list, with the first-generation Surface Go taking second place over the 2017 Surface Pro. In addition, the Surface Book 2 is already ahead of Surface 3, which could mean that Surface 3 users are switching to the updated Surface Go. Surface Go 2 and Book 3 also made debuts on the list.