Netmarketshare has released market share data for desktop operating systems and browsers in March 2020. From the report, you will clearly see that Microsoft Edge has become the second-largest browser in the world. This simply means that, â€˜the browser for downloading other browsersâ€™ has been recovered. We are actually referring to Internet Explorer. However, we should also admit that many think of Edge as the successor of Internet Explorer. Thus, it â€˜inheritsâ€™ all the shortcomings of the latter.
Talking about the desktop version of the Microsoft Edge browser. With the end of Windows 7 support, more and more users are switching to Windows 10. This operating system currently holds 57.34% of the market share, followed by Windows 7, with a 26.23% market share. Windows 8.1 ranked third with a market share of 3.69%, followed by macOS X 10.14 with a market share of 2.62%.
In terms of browsers, Google Chromeâ€™s market share has been increased slightly. Now, it has a 68.50% market share, followed by Microsoft Edge, with a market share of 7.59%. In other words, the latter has surpassed Mozilla Firefox as the second-largest browser. Firefox and Internet Explorer Ranked third and fourth with a market share of 7.19% and 5.87%, respectively.
However, we should point out a few factors that helped Microsoft Edge in becoming more popular. A few years ago, it became available forÂ iOS and AndroidÂ devices. This attracted more users. And Microsoft has regularly optimized its browser-based onÂ moreÂ usersâ€™ preferences. Even Google admitted it will learn from Edge forÂ better tabs management.