Microsoft has set a new record for the number of Windows users. In a year marked by the pandemic, the Redmond-based firm managed to gain 300 million users, bringing the fleet of computers equipped with the Windows operating system to 1.3 billion.
It should be remembered that in March 2020, almost a year ago, Microsoft announced that it had reached 1 billion active users, and now, in just one year, that figure has increased by almost a third of the total for which Microsoft is used. keep showing your muscles.
Growth during the pandemic
After this sharp increase, it seems to be clear that there is the pandemic, a period in which many people, whether for telecommuting or for leisure, have been pressured into buying new equipment or to replace those they already had at home. It seems that the PC market has not been affected by the chip shortage.
It should be remembered that in March 2019, Microsoft reached 800 million users, a figure which a year later reached the expected billion. It took a year to gain 200 million users, a number they pulverized last year.
In turn, Windows OEM revenues grew 10% in the quarter, largely due to increased consumption. And for this quarter, Windows OEM revenue is up 44% from the previous quarter.
This study includes all types of devices that have a version of Windows, regardless of the type, so that we can talk about desktops, laptops, tablets, Windows phones, consoles games, Surface Hub conferencing systems, HoloLens augmented reality glasses, or the Internet. devices (IoT).
When announcing its results for the third quarter of the fiscal year, April 21-27, Microsoft said it reached $ 41.7 billion in revenue for the quarter. Of that revenue, $ 1.5 billion came in the Surface line quarter, up 12% from the previous year quarter.
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