Microsoft Edge overtakes Safari as the second-largest browser on the desktop platform

According to statistics from market research firm Statcounter as of April 2022, the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser has surpassed Safari in the desktop market, ranking second only to Chrome, becoming the second-largest browser on the desktop platform, and Chrome’s position is still unshakable, and dominant.

Statistics from Statcounter show that the Microsoft Edge browser’s market share crossed the 10% mark for the first time in April this year, reaching 10.07%. Looking at the trend changes over the past year, the share of the Edge browser has steadily increased from 8% to the current stage. Chrome still leads with a 66.64% share; the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth browsers are Safari with 9.61%; Firefox with 7.86%; Opera with 2.43%; Internet Explorer with 0.97%.

The Edge browser has risen in the rankings, squeezing out the second-ranked Safari, which has lost 0.5% of its market share in the past year and has a market share of less than 10%; Firefox’s market share rose sharply at the end of last year and early this year, and even reached 9.47% in February this year, but after a sharp decline in March, the overall share has not changed much compared to last year.While the Edge browser’s performance on the desktop has steadily progressed, if you look at all platforms, the Microsoft Edge browser only ranks third with a market share of 4.07%, Chrome with 64.36%, and Safari with 19.13%. The main reason for this is that Edge’s performance on the mobile platform is very weak.

When we look back on the mobile and tablets platform, we can’t even see the Edge browser, since Google and Apple control the two major mobile operating systems, Android and iOS, Chrome and Safari are naturally the first and second mobile browsers, occupying 62.91% and 25.36% respectively. The combined market share of the two is about 88.3%, leaving little for other browsers. As the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, Samsung’s annual mobile phone shipments ranked first, which also brought a 4.7% market share for the browser built into its own mobile phone.