Apple’s Safari browser has narrowly surpassed Microsoft Edge to become the second most popular desktop browser in the globe.
According to the web traffic analytics platform Statcounter, Apple’s Safari browser currently holds 11.87% of the desktop browser market share, while Microsoft’s Edge browser is in third place with 11%.
Microsoft Edge’s market share rose 1%, while Safari’s rose 2%.
Unsurprisingly, Google’s Chrome browser has maintained its commanding market share of 66.13 percent. Mozilla’s Firefox ranked fourth with a market share of 5.65%, Opera ranked fifth with 3.09%, and Internet Explorer clings to life with a market share of 0.55%.
On mobile, Chrome once again holds a dominant position with a market share of 61.96 percent, followed by Apple’s Safari with 26.85 percent, Samsung’s mobile browser with 4.8 percent, Opera mobile with 1.88%, UC browser with 1.71%, and the default Google Android browser with 0.816 percent.
Chrome is the most popular tablet browser once again, with a fairly competitive 48.03 percent market share compared to Safari’s 36.52 percent. Android’s default browser holds 13.11 percent of the tablet market, while Opera holds 0.72 percent.
Microsoft Edge is second-to-last with 0.42 percent, and Puffin is last with 0.22 percent.
Chrome continues to dominate across all platforms, with 63.5% market share, followed by Safari (20.43%), Edge (4.96%), Mozilla Firefox (2.77%), the Samsung mobile browser (2.59%), and Opera (2.33%).