New figures provided by AdDuplex reveal that the adoption of Windows 10 May 2019 Update, or version 1903, improves in a really slow pace, but while some could be tempted to believe this is another failed release, this is unlikely to become the case.
AdDuplex data implies that Windows 10 April 2018 Update (Windows 10 version 1803) happens to be the leading Windows 10 version available on the market having a share of 58%, accompanied by Windows 10 October 2018 Update (Windows 10 version 1809) with 30%.
Windows 10 May 2019 Update (Windows 10 version 1903) is just third with 6.3%.
“Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903) has gained around 5% since last month and is now on 6.3% of near to 100,000 PCs surveyed. This puts it on par with the pace of 1809 30 days after its re-release. Which is, probably, a bad sign as we have seen how this ended (just over 30% install base before the next release went),” the AdDuplex report reads.
Cautious rollout of Windows 10 May 2019 Update
As the adoption from the new feature update seems to match the main one from the version 1809, the reasons behind the slow migration to the May 2019 Update is probably different from what these figures appear to suggest.
Most users chose to delay the upgrade to Windows 10 October 2018 Update due to the bugs in the update. Microsoft even pulled the update completely after it discovered a glitch which could have caused the complete elimination of some user files kept in libraries.
But in the situation from the May update, the slow adoption may be the consequence of Microsoft releasing the brand new version to only a number of devices, because it wants to make sure that widespread issues are discovered before they hit a more significant quantity of devices.
The update is pushed in stages to devices via Windows Update, and seekers can get it with a manual check for updates in Windows 10.