Statcounter has also confirmed that Apple’s Safari software, which is preinstalled on all iPads, iPhones and Macs, is currently second with a 10 percent share. Google is, of course, way out in front with a whopping 67 percent share of all desktop browsing.
Although that may sound impressive, the number of people using Google Chrome to binge Netflix, shop online, browse social media and work has actually declined in the past four months. According to Statcounter, Chrome has lost around three percent of its users, which could be a sign that some users are switching to Edge.
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Microsoft will now be looking to continue the charge with Edge coming pre-installed on all new Windows 10-powered PCs.
Microsoft is also moving to purge the previous version of Edge, which was built on the company’s own technology and was notoriously slow compared with the likes of Chrome and Safari, from PCs across the globe.