What happened? With Chrome being challenged for many years as the world's most popular browser, it's interesting to see what happens in the lower rankings, especially in the battle for third place between Microsoft Edge and Mozilla Firefox.
In May 2021 - or April, if you let the NetMarketShare numbers go - it was Edge that finally overtook Firefox. Microsoft's browser share has risen slightly since then, and while Firefox initially fell, it now stands at 3.54%. . The company has made it difficult to change the browser's default operating system to the next one — which many see as another tough tactic from Redmond, which has long been accused of forcing people over the edge. While Edge has been growing since Microsoft moved to the Chromium-based version, Firefox has seen a sharp decline in the number of users in recent years. The company's public data report showed that the browser had 244 million monthly active users at the end of 2018, but by the second quarter of 2021, that number had dropped to 198 million. He lost 46 million people in three years.
Under Firefox, although not by much, there is Samsung Internet with 3.06%, followed by Opera with 2.17%. Of course, none of this relates to Google, which has a share of nearly 65%, while Safari comes in second with 18.75%.
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Firefox fills the Edge gap in the browser market