Microsoft hoped to reach 1 billion Windows 10 equipped terminals in 2-3 years. It is currently active on 600 million devices worldwide.
Windows 10 has found its way on 600 million active terminals, said CEO Satya Nadella.
Nadella made this comment at the company’s annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, according to GeekWire. Microsoft was not immediately available to confirm the observation.
Goodbye billions of Windows 10
The company’s high hopes are based on the adoption of Windows 10, which has allowed it to move from being the sole software company to becoming a more service-oriented company.
Terry Myerson, vice president of operating systems at Microsoft, had originally set a target of 1 billion terminals within two to three years of the launch of Windows 10 in 2015.
The company finally had to give up this ambition, the fault in particular for the complete failure of its platform in the smartphone sector. Windows 10 must now allow the editor to resist in a world increasingly oriented towards mobile phones.
In comparison, Google claims, for example, more than 2 billion active users for Android. As for Apple, its iPhone has sold more than a billion units since its creation in 2007. Windows is no longer the only platform, and Microsoft has had to rethink its strategy to adopt an approach that includes other OSes.