Microsoft Edge has lost its position as the world’s second most popular desktop browser, falling behind Mozilla Firefox in market share, according to the latest report from StatCounter.
Google Chrome still dominates the desktop browser market with a commanding 63.69% share, while Firefox now has a 7.38% share, compared to Edge’s 7.03%. This marks the first time that Edge has slipped to third place in the desktop browser rankings.
Firefox’s rise in popularity can be attributed to its recent updates, which have improved its speed and performance. In addition, Firefox’s focus on privacy and security has also helped to attract more users.
Microsoft’s efforts to boost Edge’s market share have included the switch to the Chromium engine, which has made the browser more compatible with websites and improved its performance. However, this has not been enough to keep Edge ahead of Firefox in the desktop browser market.
Implications for Microsoft and Edge users
For Microsoft, the loss of second place in the desktop browser market is a blow to its efforts to increase Edge’s market share. The company will need to continue improving Edge’s performance and features if it hopes to regain ground in the browser wars.
For Edge users, this change in market share is unlikely to have a significant impact on their browsing experience, notes NIX Solutions team. Edge remains a solid and reliable browser, and Microsoft continues to invest in its development.
In summary, Microsoft Edge has slipped to third place in the desktop browser market, behind Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. While this is a setback for Microsoft, it is not a cause for alarm for Edge users, who can continue to enjoy a fast and reliable browsing experience.