Windows 10 Build 14390 Now Available To Insiders

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Earlier in April 2015, Microsoft made the bold claim that its new operating system, Windows 10, would be running on 1 billion devices by 2018.

If you are now using Windows 7 or 8.1 you have until 29 July to upgrade to Windows 10 for free - after that it will be around THB5,000.

KitGuru Says: Microsoft's goal of 1 billion devices seemed very ambitious but the lack of exciting Windows Phone launches has really held things back.

"Windows 10 is off to the hottest start in history with over 350 million monthly active devices, with record customer satisfaction and engagement", he said.

"This new offering enables flexibility of solutions, faster device refresh and ensures customers can have the latest Surface devices that evolve with the best Windows and Office have to offer", the company explained in a blog post.

Microsoft will still be able to make it to a billion Windows 10 devices at some point, Gartner analyst Steve Kleynhans said.

The company is blaming its own decision to scale back its smartphone business over the a year ago on the slowdown in Windows 10 sales. The effective death of Windows Phone has likely contributed more to the pushback of Microsoft's Windows 10 projections than its statement implies. Microsoft will also stop giving free Windows 10 download and upgrade on July 29.

The new Skype app will replace the existing Skype desktop app, along with calling and messaging apps that were bundled with the original release of Windows 10. The only way to obtain Windows 10 is to either purchase an upgrade or full blown retail version.

Last year, when Microsoft first announced the release of Windows 10 for phones, it mentioned Lenovo as one of its hardware partners. The Redmond based tech giants receiving such feedback from the users have revamped the dialogue box in a way which helps the user decide clearly about upgrading to windows 10.

Gordon Kelly of Forbes believed that Microsoft will soon offer Windows 10 monthly subscriptions for consumers.

It also adds Microsoft Ink, which supports the use of digital pens for tasks such as writing, drawing or working on math problems.