Firefox and Edge have been neck-and-neck, but Microsoft’s browser has widened the gap between itself and Firefox.
Figures for June suggest Microsoft Edge now holds 3.4 percent of the browser market, while Firefox has slipped to 3.29 per ent, continuing a downward trajectory that has seen the browser either lose or maintain market share in ten of the last twelve months.
The change pushes Edge into third position in the browser rankings, behind only Chrome (65.27 percent) and Safari (18.34 percent). This is odd really because a quick look around the office shows none of these browsers installed.
Launched in January 2020, the new Chromium-based Edge got off to a slow start but began to gather momentum as the year progressed. Since last summer, the browser’s market share has more than tripled.
To be fair, Vole began rolling out Edge to all Windows PCs (via Windows 10 updates), “expanding the install base by millions almost overnight. But that is mostly cannibalising its long out-of-date Internet Exploder.