The information came from Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, who announced the company's profits in the third quarter of April 21 on April 27.
Microsoft expected Windows 10 to be in one billion devices by the summer of 2018, but did not meet the target. One billion active devices has arrived two years later than originally expected, in March 2020.
Windows 10 reached 800 million active devices in March 2019 and 600 million in November 2017. Progress has been relatively slow, but since then operating system adoption now seems to be growing faster than before, and one of the reasons is the work from home, due to the pandemic.
If you follow how Microsoft is doing, you may have already noticed that the company has shifted its focus to other products (Azure and Office) while the development of the Windows platform has slowed down. The last two feature updates focused on businesses with little or no change for consumers.
However, Microsoft has confirmed that it intends to turn Windows into a product that its customers will love.
"I want to move Windows from people needing it - and knowing they need it - to loving and wanting it," said Microsoft's Panos Panay.
Microsoft is reportedly preparing a new version of Windows codenamed "Sun Valley", Also known as"the new Windows". The update Sun Valley or the new Windows will be released in October or November. Microsoft will start showing us the new features of the operating system soon, probably at the Build 2021 developer conference.
Windows 10 Sun Valley update is expected to bring a new dark mode, improved File exploration with modern icons, "flying" menus and a new Start menu.
Η εταιρεία ετοιμάζει μια ειδική εκδήλωση ή μια συνεδρία στο Build 2021 με θέμα “Τι νέο υπάρχει για τα Windows” την τελευταία εβδteam of May.