Because the browser wars (opens in new tab) rage on, Microsoft Edge (opens in new tab) is one step nearer to difficult Google Chrome (opens in new tab) because it has lastly surpassed one other main rival.
In accordance with data (opens in new tab) from the net analytics service StatCounter, Microsoft’s browser (opens in new tab) is now used on 9.65 p.c of all desktops worldwide which nonetheless pales compared to Chrome’s 67.26 p.c market share.
Again in February of this 12 months, Edge was closing in on Safari (opens in new tab) however primarily based on new information from March, Apple’s browser now has 9.57 p.c of desktop browser market share worldwide. In the meantime, Mozilla Firefox (opens in new tab) has slipped barely from 9.18 p.c to 7.57 p.c.
Surprisingly, Web Explorer continues to be getting used on one p.c (0.92%) of desktops globally, most certainly by customers that haven’t upgraded to Home windows 11 and even Home windows 10 but. Microsoft is planning to retire its IE 11 app (opens in new tab) on June 15 of this 12 months although, so these customers must make the swap to Edge and even to another browser like Opera (opens in new tab) which has 2.83 p.c of desktop browser market share worldwide.
Cell is a unique story altogether
Though Edge is actually making inroads on desktop, the identical can’t be mentioned for Microsoft’s browser on Android and iOS.
In accordance with StatCounter’s mobile data (opens in new tab), Chrome is used on 63.26 p.c of all smartphones which is sensible as there are at the moment over 3bn energetic Android gadgets in use and Google’s browser comes preinstalled on Android smartphones (opens in new tab). Likewise, Safari, which comes preinstalled on iPhones (opens in new tab), has 24.81 p.c of the cell browser market share worldwide. Samsung’s browser, Samsung Web (opens in new tab), in the meantime is at the moment in third place at just below 5 p.c (4.99%).
Though Microsoft Edge doesn’t even seem in StatCounter’s cell browser market share information, its utilization is rising on cell. In accordance with Edge’s Play Retailer itemizing, the browser’s cell app has been put in over 10m occasions and has 4.5 stars primarily based on 453k consumer opinions. Apple’s App Retailer doesn’t present the identical detailed set up information that the Play Retailer does however Edge for iOS is ranked #18 in utilities and has a 4.6 score primarily based on greater than 78k consumer opinions.
A current report from Home windows Central says that Microsoft is reportedly planning to consolidate its Android efforts (opens in new tab) right into a single division to supply tighter integration between Google’s cell working system and Home windows 11 (opens in new tab). Whereas the transfer is probably going extra geared in the direction of having Android apps run higher on Home windows, the software program big’s renewed curiosity in Android might see it double down on Edge’s cell app for the platform.