Microsoft Edge has just overtaken Safari and becomes the second most popular on computers, according to StatCounter. While Google Chrome largely dominates the debates, Firefox is left behind.
Google Chrome crushes the competition on PC and mobile for a few years. The search giant’s browser dominates the debates, leaving only crumbs (or almost) to its main rivals. The situation has not really changed in recent months, but a new outsider is to be watched and is gaining momentum. According to the latest data from StatCounter, Microsoft Edge has officially overtaken the Safari browser of Apple to become the second most popular browser on computers (desktop).
The tool market share Microsoft is 10.07%versus 9.61% for Apple’s solution. Far ahead, Google Chrome captures 66.64% market share in this segment. Behind this trio of browsers owned by IT heavyweights, we find Firefox with 7.86%. Faced with public disaffection, the free browser hopes to regain color with its transition to version 100. Opera is fifth (2.43%) whileInternet Explorer resisted with 0.97% market share. Redmond’s old browser is no longer a priority and will soon no longer be supported by Windows 10. As of June 15browser history will even disappear from most versions of Windows 10.
With the new Edge, Microsoft has found hope
Instead, Microsoft is betting heavily on the new Chromium-based Edge. If a first version appeared in 2015; the firm was never able to convince and finally drew a line under the original version (called Microsoft Edge Legacy) to equip itself with the same engine as Chrome. A choice which seems to bear these fruits and which is accompanied by a aggressive communication from the American firm.
For several months, the number of users increases and the release of Windows 11 contributes to this rise in power. In contrast, Microsoft Edge struggles to compete on mobile devices since the company’s failure in this area. Thanks to Android, Google Chrome stands out with 63.57% market share and is ahead of the iOS version of Safari (Apple). Unsurprisingly, the latter does better than the macOS version with a market share of 24.82%.
All platforms combined, Edge remains a good distance from Chrome (64.36%) and Safari (19.13%) and has a market share of 4.07%. He still has to be wary of Firefox (3.41%); but has a room for improvement more important than its free rival. The adoption of Windows 11 must help the new Edge to grab market share, but the battle will be more complicated on mobiles.