Microsoft admits it won't hit 1 billion Windows 10 devices by 2018

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Microsoft admits it won't hit 1 billion Windows 10 devices by 2018

Rudy Huyn, one of the most well-known Windows Phone developers out there, said one should never trust Microsoft support because they do not have information about which app is coming to the company's mobile platform.

Adoption rates for Windows 10 are at a record pace for version of the operating system and customer satisfaction with the software is also setting new highs, Microsoft has said.

A computer screen shows features of the Windows 10 operating system.

Since Windows 10 launched past year, Microsoft has come under fire for the way the update system has been managed, with many users reporting Windows 10 being forced upon them, in some cases making their older computers unstable.

But back in early July 2015, just weeks before Windows 10 came out for PCs and smartphones, Microsoft all but killed the Windows phone business, announcing huge layoffs and a new focus on building only a select few flagship phone models.

Microsoft is backing off its ambitious goal of getting Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2018. The Redmond based tech giants receiving such feedback from the users have revamped the dialogue box in a way which helps the user decide clearly about upgrading to windows 10.

In the statement, Mehdi blamed the shortfall on the company's restructuring of its smartphone efforts.

In other words, Microsoft is still pleased with Windows 10's growth on PCs and tablets, and still thinks of the 1 billion devices goal as strong and achievable.

Windows 10 launched for free to anyone who owned Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 for an entire year.

The company had expected strong sales of Windows smartphones and strong conversions for desktops as well as laptops to achieve the target.

Windows 10 Enterprise users will have to pay a monthly fee if they wish to upgrade to the premium edition.

The free upgrades probably account for the bulk of the 75 million devices now using Windows 10, said analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy, although he said more new models will likely be sold this fall. The company also made it hard for users to decline the upgrade and even the update even upgraded some users' computers without their explicit consent.

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