Microsoft Edge is already the third most used browser on PCs, behind only Chrome and Safari. Microsoft’s good work with the new Edge based on Chromium can be seen by the good reviews received from users, who now have a real alternative to Firefox and Chrome. But where no doubts are generated is when analyzing the numbers it boasts.
And that is what we see in a report prepared by the company StatCounter that places Microsoft Edge as the second most popular web browser after Chrome within the Windows ecosystem, which means that it has already left behind Firefox, a tremendously established browser.
Microsoft Edge is overtaking Firefox
For some time now, Microsoft Edge has been growing faster than Firefox and although that does not give it to beat Chrome, it has facilitated the assault on the second drawer of the podium of browsers used in the Microsoft ecosystem.
Thus we find Chrome, which continues to rule with an iron fist, with a 67.09 percent market share, followed by Safari, but limited to macOS computers with a 10.13 percent market share and seconded by Edge, which achieves an 8.04 percent market share.
Here it occupies the third step, but if we remove that Safari is exclusive to macOS, Edge is left with a meritorious second place**. Behind, but very close, it must be said, we find Firefox, with 7.97 percent of the market and the very far Opera with 2.91 percent and Internet Explorer with 1.71 percent
For these figures, the study focuses only on the desktop versions of the various browsers. In the case of counting the adoption figures on the different platforms, Edge is in fourth place, very close, however, to the third place occupied by Firefox.
In this case, we find a ranking again led by Chrome with 64.15 percent, followed by Safari with 19.05 percent, Firefox with 3.69 percent, and Edge, with a market share of 3.45 percent. Meritorious if we take into account that Chrome comes preinstalled on Android mobiles and that Safari is the browser for iOS and iPadOS (although you can use another one).
Also noteworthy is the inclusion of two new players such as Samsung Internet with a market share of 3.27 percent, which demonstrates the huge number of Samsung phones, and Opera, with 2.14 percent.
Figures that speak of Microsoft’s good work concerning its browser, so much so that in the short time it has been on the market, it already rivals a much more established browser such as Firefox.