IE/Edge combo drops to 3rd in browser market share, behind Chrome and Firefox

Hammad Saleem

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Earlier this month, NetMarketShare revealed that Google Chrome is now the most popular browser surpassing Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. It’s not only Netmarketshare, the folks at StatCounter have released their figures for the browsers for the three months ending April 2016, and it doesn’t really present a bright picture for Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge browsers (via Arstechnica). Firefox has managed to surpass Internet Explorer/Edge browser for the month ending April 2016.

As per the figures from StatCounter, Mozzila Firefox managed to grab a 15.6 percent market share globally for the month of April 2016 compared to 15.5 percent for Microsoft’s Internet Explorer/Microsoft Edge browser. The difference is not too big, but it’s still something to worry about for the folks at Redmond as the trend doesn’t really go in the favor of the software company. Both Firefox and Internet Explorer are continuously declining from the past three months, but it’s the opposite for the market leader, Google Chrome.

“Microsoft might have expected a boost to its overall browser share as the result of the launch of the Windows 10 with Edge but it hasn’t happened to date,” said StatCounter chief Aodhan Cullen.

Google Chrome continues to lead the market with a share of 60.5 percent so they don’t have any threat from any browser which is currently available for users. Other known browsers like Opera, Safari etc. are stable at 8.4 percent.