With the next version of Windows 10 waiting in the wings, the latest version of the system continues its slow usage climb.
“While Windows 10 [version 1903] is starting to trickle out via various channels, it is not officially available to consumers yet,” the latest AdDuplex usage report notes. “In the meantime, Windows 10 [version 1809] added almost 3 percent to its share and, out of more than 100,000 PCs surveyed, 29.3 percent run the latest official Windows 10 release.”
As you may recall, usage of Windows 10 version 1809 has been on a slow boil compared to previous releases, thanks in part to a botched launch. It reached 12.4 percent of the total Windows 10 user base in January, 20 percent in February, and then 26 percent in March.
These numbers suggest that upgrades are now slowing ahead of the release of the May 2019 Update, which will upgrade users’ PCs to Windows 10 version 1903.
“Windows 10 [version 1809] has grown only modestly in anticipation of the next release,” AdDuplex confirms.