• Windows already has more than 1.4 billion active devices monthly and users spend up to 10% more time on their computer compared to pre-pandemic levels.
  • The time spent on the PC with Windows 11 has grown by 40% compared to Windows 10.
  • Next month, Microsoft plans to add new experiences for Windows: a preview public of the first Android TM applications for Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store and alliances with Amazon and Intel, improvements to the taskbar and updates to Notepad and Media Player.

There is now a new hybrid infrastructure – in work, school and life – that allows for greater flexibility in where and how time is spent. And the PC is the center.

The personal computer market has experienced its greatest growth in a decade in the last two years, with Windows leading the way. Global PC sales have exceeded 340 million in 2021 and has led to a growth of 27% compared to 2019, in figures of Canalys . Windows already has more than 1.4 billion devices active monthly and Users spend up to 10% more time with their team , compared to pre-pandemic levels.

Three trends have driven this structural change in demand:

  • The increase in teleworking and hybrid learning. The pandemic has accelerated the adoption of technology, making teleworking or remote learning a habit that has been incorporated into our lives. Communication and collaboration solutions such as Microsoft Teams have seen multiplied its use by six in the last two years.
  • Different entertainment habits. Since the beginning of the pandemic, 70% more users have viewed content on platforms such as Hulu, Netflix and YouTube on Windows, and Monthly gaming minutes increased more than 35%.
  • Change in consumption habits for daily tasks. Tasks such as going to the supermarket, booking a doctor's appointment, going to the gym and even eating out have evolved: they can be managed online. The use of the Telemedicine has multiplied by 3 and there has been a growth of more than 500% in users who buy online and pick up in store, compared to the figures from two years ago.

Next month , Microsoft plans to bring new experiences to Windows , including a public preview of how Android TM apps can be used on Windows 11 through the Microsoft Store and partnerships with Amazon and Intel ; Taskbar improvements with mute and call cancellation, easier window sharing and the addition of weather to the taskbar, plus the introduction of two new redesigned apps, the memo pad and the MediaPlayer.

The company's plans for this year and beyond are to continue investing in delivering Windows experiences that enrich and inspire people's lives and meet the changing needs of its customers.

Original source - Microsoft News

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