Category: Market Share
This is what you get for releasing beta as final.
Despite the ever growing number of Windows 10 installs and touted Edge improvements, it looks like more and more users have switched from Microsoft’s latest browser (which we consider to be the Beta product anyway) to something more serious.
Now, before you point out that Edge’s market share is actually slowly growing, we want to remind you that this is the Windows 10 users report only. Yes, Edge is growing due to more and more people upgrading to Windows 10, but those that do don’t stick with it, at least for now.
So what does the current Edge market share chart look like?
The search deal did not come to a rescue.
Last year, Google and Mozilla did not come extend the search agreement, and as a result, Yahoo! became the default search engine in Firefox.
While at first Yahoo! experienced a pretty healthy increase in its market share numbers (where even Google was concerned as it begged users to switch back), it looks like the gains did not hold. According to the most recent data, for October, Yahoo’s global usage share was actually at a new low, 7.6%, down from 10.2% (January 2015).
Math and more math.
Few days ago, Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 has now been installed on more than 110 million PCs. Naturally, that made us wonder: how many of those people have tried Microsoft Edge and most Importantly, how many of them actually kept using it.
While there are tons of different metrics we could use to determine the number of real Edge users, such as: active Opera Desktop Users (from their quarterly reports, 55 million in July) vs. Opera / Edge market share (1.36% and 2.40% respectively), which would give us an indication that ~97 million use Microsoft Edge, we have decided to go the other way and compare Windows 10 market share vs. Edge market share.
September, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Android Browser – Up, Safari, Internet Explorer – Down
Another month, another report.
Now here is an interesting prediction that could become true before we enter into the 2016. We have been doing browser market share reports for more than 8 years’ now and it looks like the most recent data from NetApplications indicates that Google Chrome could soon overtake Safari and become the #1 web browser.
Assuming the trend continues (with a minor bump for Safari’s market share due to the new hardware release), we are looking at the November – December timeframe.
Recently, Business Insider has posted an article, which includes a bunch of browsers market share data from 2008 all the way to 2015.
While it looks cool and interesting, we have decided to go one step further and blend all these images into a simple animation, giving you a better look on how exactly did the browsers battled for the dominance since 2008 and how was Internet Explorer (and then Firefox) overtaken by Google Chrome.
Still not visible on the chart.
With more than 75 million of PCs running Windows 10, it looks like Microsoft Edge has finally received enough users to surpass at least one of the top 5 web browsers.
July, 2015 Desktop Market Share: Google Chrome, Safari, Opera – Up, Internet Explorer, Firefox – Down
With Microsoft releasing Windows 10, it will be interesting to see when will Microsoft Edge overtake Opera, Safari and other web browsers. However, before that happens, it’s time to do (probably) the last market share report where Edge still belongs to the “Other” category.
First (as always) is Internet Explorer, which is down from 54% to 53.47% (0.53 point decrease).
July, 2015 Mobile Market Share: Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer – Up, Android Browser, Opera Mini – Down
As we are close to the end of the summer, it’s time to find out whether there have been any significant changes in the browser market share trends for the month of July.
Kicking things of with Safari, Apple’s browser is up again and is now close to the March, 2015 levels, from 41.66% to 42.44% (0.78 point increase).