Around six weeks after its release, the Windows 10 Anniversary Update is growing steadily. The latest data from AdDuplex shows that deployment of the platform has doubled since last month. Microsoft started rolling out the Anniversary Update on August 2. Now the build has found its way to about one-third of all Windows 10 machines.
This represents steady progress. It is worth noting that Microsoft is sending out the update in stages. The whole Anniversary Update roll out is expected to go on until November. On August 24, the update was running on 16.2 percent of all Windows 10 PCs.
Since then, Windows 10 1607 (to give it its actual name) has increased a lot to 34.5 percent. That 18.3 percent increase shows Microsoft’s update plans are kicking into gear. It is unclear if this adoption rate will continue, but it is a good sign. For example, at this rate, but November Microsoft could be looking at around 60-70 percent adoption.
Of course, there will always be holdouts for myriad reasons. As for hard numbers, it is hard to be accurate. Microsoft said earlier in the year that Windows 10 was on 300 million PCs. It is fairly conservative to say that number is now probably around the 400 million mark. With that as a guide, the Anniversary Update is on about 116 million PCs.
Windows 10 Mobile
The Windows 10 Anniversary Update is not just reserved for PCs. It is available for HoloLens, Xbox, and Windows 10 Mobile. Microsoft’s smartphone platform has saw much quicker adoption of the Windows 10 1607.
Indeed, some 82.4 percent of all Windows 10 Mobile devices are running the Anniversary Update. That is an increase of exactly 30 percent compared to a month ago. AdDuplex’s numbers show that mobile and PC are currently growing at about the same rate.