Microsoft’s Chromium-powered Edge recently surpassed Mozilla’s Firefox to become the second most used desktop browser, according to a report from market analysis firm, Netmarketshare.
The market share data of desktop operating systems and web-browsers in March 2020 shows Microsoft’s Edge with a share of 7.59% is on the second spot gaining an increase of almost 2% compared to the same period last year.
It is followed by Mozilla’s Firefox in the third position with 7.19%, which saw a fall of more than 2% from March 2019, from 9.27% to 7.19%. Internet Explorer comes in the fourth position with a 5.87% market share.
As per the report, Windows 10 is currently the most used Desktop OS with a market share of 57.34%, followed by Windows 7 at 26.23%. At the operating system level, Windows is currently at 88.29%, macOS at 9.33% and Linux at 1.78%.
On the other hand, Google’s web browser Chrome share has increased slightly and continues to hold the number one position with a share of 68.50%, which is even higher than last year.
With Microsoft withdrawing support from Windows 7, more and more users are switching to Windows 10.
Also, its availability on iOS and Android devices a few years ago has added to its popularity.
Additionally, with Microsoft Edge set to come as the new default browser on Windows 10, we could see an increase in its market share and popularity in the coming future.