Released in January 2020, the Chromium-based version of the Microsoft Edge browser is very close to surpassing Apple’s Safari browser as the second browser. most used in the world on desktops. Recent data from the analytics company StatCounter show that Microsoft Edge is already used on 9.54% of desktops worldwidewhile Safari is slightly ahead with 9.84%.
One factor that has contributed to the increase in the use of Microsoft’s browser is its availability. The original EdgeHTML-based Microsoft Edge was only available on Windows, while the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge is currently available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android. Users interested in downloading the browser can access microsoft.com/edge.
Google Chrome remains number one, being used on 65.38% of desktops worldwide. Firefox, which once threatened Microsoft’s leadership in the browser market when it competed with Internet Explorer, occupies fourth place with 9.18%.
Microsoft Edge is about to overtake Safari and become
the second most used browser on desktops
While Microsoft’s browser is close to surpassing Safari worldwide, the situation in North America is a little different. According to data from StatCounterApple’s browser is used on 16.87% of desktops in North America, with Chromium-based Microsoft Edge being used on 11.93% of desktops.
In Europe and Asia, Microsoft’s browser has already completely surpassed Safari. In Europe Microsoft Edge is now used on 10.9% of desktops and Apple’s browser is used on 9.95%. In Asia Microsoft Edge is used on 7.46% of desktops and Safari is used on only 5.41%.
Original Microsoft Edge based on EdgeHTML was only available on Windows, while the
Microsoft Edge based on Chromium is currently available for Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS and Android
In terms of usage on mobile devices, Safari, which is the default browser on iPhone and iPad, has a worldwide market share of 26.71%. Google Chrome, which is available on both Android and iOS, has a worldwide market share of 62.02%. In the case of Microsoft Edge, the browser has already surpassed the mark of 10 million downloads on the Google Play Store and a good rating on Apple’s App Store, but this still hasn’t been enough to drive the adoption of the Microsoft browser on mobile devices.
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