The latest version of the OS is powering less than 3% of PCs out in the wild, even after two months on the market. Windows 10 October 2018 Update now really got going, you can say.
This has been revealed in the newest monthly report that AdDuplex has released, for the month of November.
It reveals the Windows market share based on the usage of apps that ran its SDK v2 or higher on the day of November 27. More than 5,000 Microsoft Store apps run it, allowing the advertising network to paint a fairly accurate picture.
And let’s just say, the picture is not rosy.
Even though the Windows 10 October 2018 Update, version 1809 as it is known, was rereleased two weeks prior to the data for this report being collected, its usage only increased from 2.3% to 2.8% on all Windows 10 PCs.
The April 2018 Update still reigns supreme, currently at 89.5%.
While the remaining versions of the operating system all declined — Fall Creators Update went from 4.5% to end up at 3.9%, Creators Update witness a dip from 1.9% to 1.5%, while the Anniversary Update share dropped from 1.8% to 1.4%.
Version 1511 fell to 0.4% from 0.5%, while the original version of Windows 10 touched the lows of 0.2% from 0.3% that was recorded earlier.
Moving on, as the graphic below illustrates, Microsoft is still being cautious after finally rereleasing the October 2018 Update after the wait of a month. The rollout of this newest version of the OS has been a gradual one, if ever there was one.
On the hardware side of things, this much is clear that while the Surface Pro 4 still is the king of the hill, both the 2017 model of the Surface Pro and the Surface Go are picking up a bit of a momentum.
Elsewhere, things have flatlined for the Surface Laptop 2, while the Surface Studio 2 just hit the market a couple of weeks ago, and barely registers a mark.