Microsoft has said that it will take some more time to get Windows 10 on a billion devices. Microsoft is blaming its own decision to scale down its smartphone business over the last year for the delay. With this, Microsoft has rescheduled the time table for the ambitious goal of getting Windows 10 on a billion devices by June 2018. Also Read - Best laptops under Rs 40,000 for work and studies in India in SeptemberAlso Read - Microsoft releases ISOs for Windows 11 vNext alongside other builds
Microsoft believes that the slowing efforts to deploy the newest version of its flagship software Windows 10 on PCs, game consoles and mobile devices like tablets and phones will take some more time. “We’re pleased with our progress to date, but due to the focusing of our phone hardware business, it will take longer than [the end of June in 2018 for us to reach our goal of one billion monthly active devices,” added the company statement.
The announcement witnessed a hard effect on the share as it fell 30 cents to USD 53.44 in the afternoon trading session. Microsoft says Windows 10 is now running on more than 350 million PCs and other devices. Analysts say that’s an impressive rate of adoption for software released last year. But Microsoft has sold relatively few smartphones and has cut back its phone operation.