Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Technology

Safari may soon lose its place as the second most-used web browser, in the desktop anyway

2022 02 23 image 35

The big picture: The global desktop web browser battle has long been a one-horse race dominated by Google’s Chrome. According to the latest data from StatCounter, Chrome controlled 65.38 percent of the desktop browser market share as of January 2022. The battle for second place, however, is heating up as the gap between Apple’s Safari and Microsoft’s Edge has been narrowing over the past year.

In January 2021, Safari had 10.38 percent of the market compared to Edge’s 7.81 percent. As of this past January, Safari was sitting at 9.84 percent with Edge close behind at 9.54.

Should current trends continue, it won’t be long before Edge overtakes Safari.

2022 02 23 image 35

Mozilla’s browser could also make a play for the podium as Firefox had a market share of 9.18 percent last month and has been trending upward since late 2021.

Opera, meanwhile, is near the bottom of the barrel as only three percent of desktop users were surfing the Internet with it as of January 2022. That’s still better than the 1.06 percent share Internet Explorer is clinging to.

Chrome has only lost 1.25 of the market over the past year.

The race isn’t as close in the US as the bottom four browsers all have about a six percent market share gap between each other. Chrome still rules the roost, however, with a market share of 60.06 percent.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

What’s your desktop browser of choice?

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Latest

California

Calm, the meditation and relaxation tech startup featuring a medley of celebrity voices, has laid off a fifth of its staff. The company is...

Washington

Placeholder while article actions load The de facto leader of Samsung received a presidential pardon on Friday, wiping clean the billionaire scion’s criminal record...

Georgia

COVINGTON, Ga. — One area team opened a new season with a win while the other began with a loss. Social Circle downed Newton...

Texas

The power of TikTok was on full display this week after a Houston woman went viral for rescuing a puppy discovered hidden in piles...

Online Business Success

A pump is seen at a gas station in Manhattan, New York City, US, on August 11, 2022. — Reuters Brent crude futures were...

Technology

Were you unable to attend Transform 2022? Check out all of the summit sessions in our on-demand library now! Watch here. Can AI-driven fitness...

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Uncategorized

Introductions get a lot of attention. I’ve explored the topic of how to write them even though as a reader, I always skip them....

Online Business Success

The internet is now our nervous system. We are constantly streaming and buying and watching and liking, our brains locked into the global information...

SEO Guide

There are all kinds of pictures of the world on the internet, but to find one of these specific pictures that you want to...

Online Business Success

You can think of link building in many ways. I like to call it tedious, painful, and a test of patience. It’s also necessary...

Advertisement