Microsoft changed its approach to Windows updates to give users more control over their devices. As a result, users are required to manually check for Windows 10 update. However, it seems that the latest Windows 10 feature release is rolling out pretty slowly as a recent report revealed that only a small number of customers are using the most recent version of Windows 10.
According to AdDupex, a company that monitors the adoption figures of Windows 10 versions, only 31.3 percent of systems were using October 2018 update. This was just 2 percent increase from April. On the other hand, the May 2019 update was installed on just 1.4 percent systems. Right now, the October 2018 is at 30 percent with the May 2019 update at 6.3 percent.
The firm complied the report based on data from about 5,000 Windows Store apps that were running AdDuplex SDK v.2 or higher. As a result, the figures are pretty accurate representation of total systems. However, the firm expects that the number of users adopting the latest update will increase before the next update goes out.
Most importantly, the company revealed that 58 percent of the users are currently using April 2018 update which is at this point over a year old. As a result, Microsoft is forced to provide supports for three latest versions of windows which might have contributed towards Microsoft’s leniency with Windows as a service.