Microsoft decided to leave the infamous Internet Explorer browser in the past with Windows 10 as the new OS came with a new browser that it build from scratch. The Microsoft Edge web browser is admittedly a lot better than IE, but was it good enough for people to dump the likes of Google Chrome, Apple Safari, and Mozilla Firefox? Statistics from Net Marketshare tell a different story.
The statistics from Net Marketshare obviously don’t reveal the entire picture, these things never do, but they offer great insight into how certain operating systems and apps are performing.
Data shows that Windows 10 was installed on 24.5 percent of devices by the end of December 2016. It posted a solid increase compared to around 10 percent of devices that it was powering by the end of December last year. Windows 7 usage decline from 55.68 percent to 48.34 percent during the same period.
Even though Windows 10 market share has increased considerably over the past year, the same can not be said for Microsoft Edge. By the end of 2016, Edge’s market share climbed from 2.79 percent at the end of 2015 to 5.33 percent. Compare that to Google Chrome going from 32.33 percent to 56.43 percent in the same period and you can see that Edge hasn’t really taken the wind out of its main rival’s sails.
This goes to show that even though Windows 10 is winning over PC users, its new browser still has a lot to achieve before it can hold a candle to the Google Chromes of the world.