Microsoft Edge Reaches 10.75% Market Share, But Its Still Struggling Against Chrome

Microsoft has been trying to gain a foothold in the desktop browser market for quite some time now because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up diversifying its services. Edge has been the latest example of its web browsers, replacing the widely ridiculed Internet Explorer. Based on the data that was recently published by Statcounter, it appears that Microsoft Edge now holds a 10.75% share of the desktop browser market.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, it is still lagging far behind Google Chrome and Safari with all things having been considered and taken into account. Google Chrome gained 2.17 points to reach 63.33% in July after experiencing a decline from 65.88% to 61.16% in June.

Safari is only available for macOS users, but with all of that having been said and now out of the way it is important to note that it still holds a 13.13% share. This is a 1.35 point dip from the previous month, whereas Edge has seen a 0.03 point downturn in the same period. Coming in fourth is Firefox with 5.96%, followed by Opera with 4.51%.

If we were to zero in on the mobile browser market, things look largely the same. Indeed, Google and Apple have even more control in this arena, with Google Chrome holding a 64.81% share of the market whereas Safari is holding on to 24.76%. However, one major change is that Microsoft is nowhere to be seen as far as mobile browsers are concerned.

Instead, Samsung Internet holds third place with 4.3%, with Opera coming in fourth with a meager share of just 1.95%. Rounding off the top five list is UC Browser which also has a very small share of 1.79%.

All in all, Microsoft is not seeing considerable growth. Safari’s restricted access is still allowing it to cling on to second place, and it will be interesting to see if anything changes in the near future. The mobile browser market is unlikely to see any major players emerge unless something drastic changes.

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