Microsoft Gives Up On Windows 10 Version 1809
If you haven’t gotten Windows 10 Version 1809 yet you’re probably not going to get it. And it looks more and more like Windows 10 users who don’t have Version 1809 (October 2018 Update) will be going straight to Windows 10 Version 1903 (April 2019 Update) when it’s released later this month. According to Ad Duplex only about 26% of Windows 10 computers are running Version 1809, which means 74% are running Version 1803 or older versions of windows 10.
Here’s the scoop from Computer World magazine:
Microsoft throws in the towel on Windows 10 1809
The company largely stopped distributing the October 2018 Update in March, apparently deciding to simply skip one feature upgrade to solve the problem of two on a collision course.
Microsoft has given up on Windows 10 1809, the troubled feature upgrade of last year that was delayed by months, data from an analytics vendor showed.
The Redmond, Wash. developer largely abandoned efforts to distribute the October 2018 Update, aka 1809 in its four-digit yymm format, last month, apparently deciding that it would, like many of its corporate customers, simply skip one feature upgrade to solve the problem of two on a collision course.
According to AdDuplex, a Lithuanian company whose metrics technology is embedded in thousands of Windows Store apps, Windows 10 1809 powered just 26% of surveyed Windows 10 systems as of March 26. The gain from February to March, only 5 percentage points, was about half the increase from January to February, illustrating the slowing of 1809’s adoption.
‘It looks more and more likely that Microsoft seems to be giving up on  in favor of upgrading users straight to the next version,’ AdDuplex noted in a post its website. (sic)