Microsoft Edge is the new default web browser introduced to users when Windows 10 was launched. It replaced the infamous Internet Explorer which was completely relieved from duty and now competes directly with the other top browsers available such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple’s Safari and Opera.
Things do not look very bright for Edge at the moment, as the market share statistics for the month of November have arrived. It looks like Microsoft Edge has lost some of its market shares this month, now having a total of 5.21% (going down from 5.26%).
The rest of the pie is split among Google Chrome, which is still the market leader with more than half the shares, Mozilla Firefox which is everyone’s second favorite browser, and Internet Explorer, Microsoft’s now disposed of web browser which still has more market shares than its successor Edge. The only notable competitors that are actually behind Edge are Opera and Safari.
Microsoft was looking to boost the popularity of Microsoft Edge by announcing the complete removal of support for Internet Explorer. Unfortunately, Edge is only available on Windows 10, meaning that people using any other Windows version wouldn’t have access to Edge to begin with. A lot of Internet Explorer users have reacted to the news by switching to competitors such as Chrome or Firefox which were already available and ready to go on older Windows versions.
The Creators Update, which is the latest major update package coming to Windows 10 will feature even more improvements for Microsoft Edge, with the company betting on Creators Update to boost Edge’s popularity.
While plans for the future leave room for speculation as to how Edge will grow, the current reality is that it’s not doing that hot, as competition with Google Chrome can be quite brutal.