Windows 10 now active on over 825 million devices, stats on some of Microsoft’s apps revealed, and a “Microsoft Family” app is in the works

Jack Wilkinson

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About 2 months ago, Microsoft revealed its latest Windows 10 stats, in which the company said it had over 800 million active devices running Windows 10. The company hasn’t provided an official update on the figures since then, but internal documents seen by Paul Thurrott reveal the latest figures and some other interesting information on Microsoft’s apps and organisation in general.

To start with, the documents reveal that Windows 10 is now active on over 825 million devices, thereby adding at least 25 million devices in the last 2 months.

But separately, stats on some of Microsoft’s apps have been revealed as well.

Microsoft Edge on mobile has been downloaded over 4.5 million times, whilst Microsoft’s Android launcher, Microsoft Launcher, has over 4 million active users each month. Microsoft’s acquired keyboard app, SwiftKey, has over 159 million active users.

References to a “Microsoft Family” mobile app were seen, though it isn’t clear what this app will do.

Finally, with the departure of Terry Myerson from Windows in 2018, there’s a slightly different organisation structure than before. Eran Megiddo has been promoted to Corporate Vice President of Windows and Education but will report to Joe Belfiore who oversees Microsoft’s Essential Products, making it not a direct replacement of Myerson.