Windows 10 has now officially began to roll out around the world. The new code will become available first to insiders, then to the big customers, and then to the general public when their devices are good and ready. So, what does this mean for Microsoft? It means that their new platform is now out in the public eye. If Windows 10 fails to create new market share in the mobile industry, they really have little left to fall back on.
So far the response to the new platform has been pretty good based upon the earliest reviews. Although, after the hangover we all got from Windows 8, that’s not too surprising:
“At its core, it’s a union of the best qualities of Windows 7 and Windows 8 — the desktop features of the former, with some of the touch friendly aspects of the latter.” – Engadget
“Windows 7 saved us from the Vista mess, now Windows 10 is here to save us from Windows 8.” – The Verge
Keep in mind that over 5 million people have been actively using Windows 10 over the last few months, so can this really be considered a launch? Yes, and no. It’s more a starting mark for a Windows 10 era, as opposed to a very formal launch. But certainly now, this is day one and it’s go time for the company.
Microsoft has publicly announced a goal to get Windows 10 on a BILLION devices in the next 2 – 3 years. The question is, can they hit that number, and how quickly can they do so? Right now we have no market share data out there because it’s just too soon. And the company will have to keep us informed in the coming months about downloads, users, ect, if we are to get an accurate number. If they don’t share this information, that could mean the numbers are not good.
Welcome to the era of Windows 10, we’ll let you know how it’s all going in the coming months. For now, here is a quick hands-on video for you, courtesy of Engadget…