Windows 10 has seen a study and robust increase in the number of people who downloaded the free software upgrade this week.
Microsoft Corporation’s new Windows 10 upgrade is proven to be a wild success after its first week out. According to a Business Insider report, almost 14 million people downloaded the new operating system in just the first day it was released, and that number has been steadily climbing ever since.
The new operating system is aimed at computers, mobile phones, and other devices, and is well on its way to reaching its goal of one billion new users. According to corporate vice president Yusuf Mehdi, the company is both humbled and thankful about the response to the new operating system.
The company hopes that the new operating system will help it gain a competitive edge in the cutthroat mobile market, where it currently lags behind Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS.
Microsoft skipped over Windows 9 and went straight for Windows 10 after a less-than stellar response to Windows 8. The new version is offered as a free upgrade on most devices, and was made available across the globe when it was released.
Microsoft posted quarterly earnings and revenue reports on July 21st that came out way ahead of Wall Street’s projections. It did suffer a $7.6 billion write-down and restructuring of the company’s Nokia mobile-phone segment, but it appears to have little effect on the success of Windows 10.