Windows 10 reaches 14 million devices during first day of launch

Following the launch of Windows 10 this week, Microsoft is on its way to reaching its billion device dream, with more than 14 million devices upgrading to the operating system (OS) during the first day.

Microsoft revealed that it will be rolling out the new OS in phases, first to its Windows insiders.

The firm revealed that Microsoft ‘has many more upgrades to go’ before every customer gets their copy of Windows 10.

Yusuf Mehdi, head of Windows marketing at Microsoft, said in a blog post: “It has been an incredible 24 hours for Windows and our fans. We’re humbled and grateful to see the response to Windows 10.

“We are doing everything we can to upgrade the world to Windows 10 as quickly as possible over the coming days and weeks ahead.”

Meanwhile, Mozilla has expressed concern with Windows 10, stating the OS has made things difficult for users to switch back to Chrome, Firefox or any other browser.

Windows 10 comes equipped with Microsoft Edge once a PC has been upgraded, making it the main browser for users.

According to Engadget, Chris Beard, CEO of Mozilla, wrote an open letter to Microsoft boss Satya Nadella, where he stated that the update ‘has been designed to throw away the choice customers have made about the internet experience they want’.

The OS’s Wi-Fi feature has also been criticised, after security experts raised concerns over its security.

WiFi Sense is designed to give users access to Wi-Fi networks without the need of passwords, which could unfortunately give users access to confidential details such as contacts.

This news comes after Microsoft revealed it has trained over 100,000 store staff to help customers upgrade to Windows 10.

Image source: Windows Blog

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