AdDuplex: Windows 11 reaches 16.1% market share in January

Laurent Giret

Windows 11 usage is growing steadily according to AdDuplex’s latest report for January 2022, which sees the new OS claim a 16.1% market share. Windows 11 only had an 8.6% market share in AdDuplex’s latest survey from November 2021, so the OS has almost doubled its share in 2 months.

During the same period, Windows 21H2 has also tripled its market share by going from 3.7% in November to 12.1% this month. Keep in mind that AdDuplex’s data is based on around 60,000 Windows 10 and 11 surveyed PCs running the company’s ads, which may not accurately represent the 1.4 billion devices now running Windows.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that the company’s free upgrade offer to Windows 11 is now entering its final phase of availability, and the company is currently ahead of its initial plan of mid-2022. “Since the launch of Windows 11 in October, we have seen strong demand and preference for Windows 11 with people accepting the upgrade offer to Windows 11 at twice the rate we saw for Windows 10,” said Microsoft’s Chief Hardware Officer Panos Panay.

Windows 11 is set to receive its first big update next month, with the company planning to roll out Android apps, taskbar improvements, as well as a redesigned NotePad app and a new Media Player app. According to Panay, Windows 11 also has “the highest quality scores and product satisfaction of any version of Windows we’ve ever shipped,” which is good news at the time when the ongoing pandemic has definitely put the spotlight back on the PC market.