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Microsoft Build 2016: Windows 10 running on 270 Million devices, anniversary update announced

Microsoft announced that there are 270 million devices running Windows 10 during its keynote address at Build 2016.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella delivers the keynote address at the Microsoft Build Conference.(Source: AP)

Microsoft announced that there are 270 million devices running Windows 10 during its keynote address at Build 2016. The company had made Windows 10 available for public in July last year.

Microsoft changed its tune with Windows 10, by making it available free to all Windows 7 and Windows 8 users. The Redmond-based software major considers Windows 10 as constant evolution, and has been updating it almost once every three months.

While Windows 10 may have made it to 270 million devices, there are still many devices running on older operating system and Microsoft has announced an anniversary update to Windows 10 which brings new refinements to the desktop system. With the new update, Microsoft wants to bridge the gap further.

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A Case Western Reserve University medical student demonstrates using the Microsoft HoloLens augmented reality headset during the keynote address at the Microsoft Build Conference.(Source: AP)

Microsoft wants Windows 10 running on PCs as old as five years. Readers must note that Windows 10 numbers now include every computer, mobile phone, Xbox gaming console and HoloLens.

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The company also confirmed that the developer editions of HoloLens headset will start shipping as well, starting at $3000. Currently the HoloLens Developer kits are limited to developers in US and Canada and they have to be a part of the Windows Insider program.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has often said that he sees Windows 10 on over a billion devices in next three years, and it seems to be shaping up well. The company also announced how Windows 10 has beaten Windows 7 and Windows 8 in terms of adoption rate.

Last year, we wrote that Windows 10 is good but it was closed for fresh ideas. Microsoft has announced that over 500 devices specifically designed for Windows 10 were shipped by manufacturers.