Redmond says Windows 10 is a hit in South Korea
Microsoft revealed at the October 6 event in New York that Windows 10 was running on 110 million devices across the world, but the company didn't provide any specifics for particular markets.
Today, however, the head of the Windows group at Microsoft, Terry Myerson, has revealed after a press conference held by LG in Soul, Korea, that Windows 10 is already very successful on the local market where it experiences an adoption that's five times faster than Windows 8’s.
While it would be interesting to see how Windows 10's adoption actually compares to something that's a little bit more successful than Windows 8, such as Windows 7, it's still encouraging to see Microsoft's new operating system performing so well on global markets from its very first months of availability.
“We love our partners”
Myerson obviously reiterated Microsoft's intentions to work together with partners and improve the market share of Windows 10 in the country even more, especially because it needs the operating system on as many devices as possible.
“In Korea, there are over 22,000 different types of devices already running Windows 10 with over 1 billion hours spent on Windows 10 since launch. We’re seeing strong share growth and see great potential to grow our Windows business in Korea, while working closely with partners to increase distribution of Windows 10 devices around the world,” Myerson said.
Microsoft has a goal of bringing Windows 10 on 1 billion devices by 2017 and this is only possible if OEMs, which are building PCs, laptops, and tablets running on the operating system, are on its side, so it's critical for the company to stay close to these companies and show them that they have its support.
At the same time, however, Microsoft continues investments in hardware, which for some is really worrying, so it'll be interesting to see how the software giant actually manages to go forward with both its software and hardware businesses.