April 2018 Update Is Now On Almost 90% Of Devices

September 28, 2018

But just almost. This version will never officially achieve the 90% market share mark, as the rollout of the October 2018 Update for Windows 10 is about to begin in the coming days.

Meaning, even though the April 2018 Update started out with a much faster rollout than the Fall Creators Update, it will not cross the threshold that the older update achieved and instead begin its decline.

The Fall Creators Update had managed the highest usage share of any updates to Windows 10.

All these numbers have been revealed by AdDuplex, in its latest monthly report. The advertising network gathered this data from over 5,000 Microsoft Store applications that made use of its platform on the day of September 25.

And it lists the Windows 10 April 2018 Update on 89.6% of devices — an increase of just a few points from last month where it was sitting at 86.7%.

AdDuplex September 2018

There are decreases seen across the board in older versions of the operating system, with each previous update falling by a few points.

For example, Fall Creators Update dropped from 7.8% to 5.7%, the Creators Update dipped from 1.9% to 1.7%, and the Anniversary Update saw a decline from 2.1% to 1.8%. By the same token, Version 1511 also fell from 0.7% to 0.6%, while Version 1507 went down from 0.4% to 0.3%.

AdDuplex September 2018

If you are curious about Insiders, who are both running Redstone 5 and 19H1 preview builds of the OS, then that figure remains stagnant at 0.4%.

Things are more interesting on the hardware side, however.

AdDuplex September 2018

The Surface Pro (2017) has now become the second most used Surface device on the planet, overtaking the Surface Pro 3. And this is a neat development, keeping in mind the fact that this chart had not changed in a meaningful way for some time.

Significant still is that the Surface Go has doubled its share from 1.24% to 2.54%.

Just another day in the world of Windows, this.

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Fahad Ali is a professional freelancer, specializing in technology, web design and development and enterprise applications. He is the primary contributor to this website. When he is not typing away on his keyboard, he is relaxing to some soft jazz.

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