Edge is about to overtake Safari as the second most popular browser. The first one is still far away

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We are witnessing live how one of the oldest internet wars rages on. Microsoft Edge, one of the latest names to join this contest, is poised to overtake Safari as the world’s second most used desktop browser, according to StatCounter figures.

Google Chrome, for its part, leads with a 65.38% market share, that is, as we will see later, a margin that is difficult to overcome. However, the battle for second place is hotter than ever, with those at Microsoft betting on vitaminizing their browser, and stealthily stalking Apple.

Edge becoming popular on desktop, but only on desktop

Gone are the days when the ubiquitous Internet Explorer dominated the desktop browser market, with virtually no rival to overshadow it. However, Microsoft seems focused on recovering, at least part, of the popularity that a browser with its signature had.

Market Share Desktop Browsers 2021 2022

Edge has been gaining ground in recent years. The market share of the desktop version of the browser rose from 7.81% to 9.54% in the last year. Safari, meanwhile, experienced the opposite effect. It went from 10.38% to 9.84% in the same period, with Microsoft’s browser coming perilously close.

If the trend we are currently seeing continues, Safari is likely to be in third or fourth place in the near future. The worst scenario for Apple’s browser could be due to the resurgence of Mozilla Firefox, which in the last year went from 8.1% to 9.18%.

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As a curious fact, if the aforementioned scenario becomes a reality, we would be facing a world in which the two main browsers would be based on Chromium, the open source project originally promoted by Google, which is currently maintained —and used— by several companies.

Of course, we are talking about market share in desktop computers. Now, if we talk about mobile platforms, StatCounter figures change radically. Although it has decreased slightly, Chrome currently has a 62.06% presence on mobile. The second is Safari, with 26.71%.

And third place? Samsung Internet (another Chromium-based browser) is located there, with 5.26%. Microsoft’s presence on mobile is so low that it’s listed under “other browsers,” below UC Browser, Opera, Firefox, Android’s In-App Browser, QQ Brower, and Whale Browser.

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We are witnessing live how one of the oldest internet wars rages on. Microsoft Edge, one of the latest names…

We are witnessing live how one of the oldest internet wars rages on. Microsoft Edge, one of the latest names…

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