Windows 8 Passes 100 Million License Sales

In a recent Q&A session with Tami Reller, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Microsoft, it seems that Windows 8 has sold over 100 Million licenses.

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We recently surpassed the 100 million licenses sold mark for Windows 8. This number includes Windows licenses that ship on a new tablet or PC, as well as upgrades to Windows 8. This is up from the 60 million license number we provided in January. We’ve also seen the number of certified devices for Windows 8 and Window RT grow to 2,400 devices, and we’re seeing more and more touch devices in the mix.

– says Tami Reller, source : Microsoft Blog

Not bad, considering PC sales have dropped. The sales are figures matched the sales of Windows 7 after 7 month period as well but given that PC sales have dropped, this means people are buying Windows 8 based devices such as tablets, notebooks and hybrids. A pretty good sign I would say.

As for me, Windows 8 works fine but I’m now looking forward to Windows Blue.

Windows Blue is a codename for an update that will be available later this year, building on the bold vision set forward with Windows 8 to deliver the next generation of tablets and PCs. It will deliver the latest new innovations across an increasingly broad array of form factors of all sizes, display, battery life and performance, while creating new opportunities for our ecosystem. It will provide more options for businesses, and give consumers more options for work and play. The Windows Blue update is also an opportunity for us to respond to the customer feedback that we’ve been closely listening to since the launch of Windows 8 and Windows RT. From a company-wide perspective, Windows Blue is part of a broader effort to advance our devices and services for Microsoft.

– says Tami Reller, source : Microsoft Blog

Let’s see how it goes. 🙂

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