Microsoft Edge is now the third-most popular browser by market share, displacing Mozilla’s Firefox, but still trails Chrome and Safari…
Microsoft put substantial time and effort into totally rebuilding its flagship browser, Edge. Now, it appears all that work is paying off. New data from Statcounter reveals Edge has overtaken long-established rival Firefox. Although it’s not exactly a huge repositioning in browser market share, the shift in usage at least suggests this might constitute a real and possibly, long shake-up in the web browser wars.
Microsoft Edge Takes Third Place Over Mozilla Firefox in Web Browser Market Share
During the month of June, figures show Edge inched out competitor Firefox, with the former hitting 3.39% market share, and the latter falling to 3.29%, continuing a downward slide. (This falling trend has plagued Firefox for ten of the last twelve months, with its market share decreasing or maintaining from month to month.) However, even with the shift between third and fourth, Chrome continues its domination in web browser market share.
The latest numbers in June demonstrate just how large the gaps are between first and second place, with Chrome at 65.27% market share and Safari at 18.34% market share. Rounding out the top five most popular browsers are Samsung, with 3.18% and Opera at 2.2%.