“Our goal is to only offer the Windows 10 upgrade to devices that we are confident can continue to deliver a good customer experience”, the company said.
From the July 29 onward, Windows 7 or 8.1 users will have to pay the full $ 119 price for the operating system (or simply buy a new machine that comes with it). And if yours isn’t among them, time is running out.
The free upgrade period will end on July 29. If rumors circulating online are to be believed, the device will be launched in April 2017 to coincide with the release of “Redstone 2”, the second major Windows 10 upgrade for PC and mobile. However, the company seems to have given up on the new mobile operating system.
Adding to their troubles, Intel, one of Microsoft’s oldest and best partners, has revealed that it won’t release its next-generation Atom chip for mobile devices, which was code-named “Braxton” as they are facing difficulties breaking into phone.
Microsoft has previously stated an ambition to get one billion devices across the globe running Windows 10 within two years of the operating system’s release.
Windows 10 also hides the popular live tiles in the redesigned Start Menu and has more interative live tile menu in the tablet mode. Windows 10 skips on the leaarning curved and brings the familiar layout of Windows 7. The handy Cortana digital assistant has also “answer the call” by responding to over 6 billion search queries. Windows 10 has shown the highest adoption rate amongst all Windows products. Google is using its Chromebooks while Microsoft is using its Education version of Windows along with Office 365.
The 300 million device milestone is a significant jump over the 270 million Microsoft reported at the end of March, and an even larger increase over the 200 million install base reported just four months ago.
Previously, it was believed that Microsoft could extend the free upgrade offer, but it turns out that the company does not intend to do this, although there’s still time for a change of mind at the very last minute.