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600 million machines are now running Windows 10

600 million machines are now running Windows 10

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Microsoft is providing its second Windows 10 statistics update this year, announcing that 600 million devices are now running the company’s latest operating system. The number includes PCs, tablets, Xbox One consoles, HoloLens headsets, and even Surface Hub devices and phones. GeekWire reports that Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella revealed the latest figures during the company’s annual shareholders meeting today.

Microsoft had originally planned to get Windows 10 running on 1 billion devices by 2018. The software giant eventually gave up on that ambitious goal last year, and admitted it will take longer to hit the 1 billion target. How much longer is still unclear, as growth has stalled ever since Microsoft withdrew its free Windows 10 upgrade offer. Microsoft revealed its 500 million figure earlier this year, and the company confirmed that it has given up on Windows Phone recently. There’s now little hope that phones will ever contribute a large amount of aim of a billion devices running Windows 10.

Microsoft still appears to be on target to hit its revised milestone figures though. Sources told The Verge earlier this year that Microsoft was targeting 550 million active Windows 10 devices by the end of June, and 575 million by the end of September. Hitting 600 million by the end of November fits this new plan, but it’s not clear exactly when the big billion target will ever be met.