The new Microsoft Edge is a success and has already exceeded quota to Firefox, which continues to fall much despite Quantum

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The Microsoft Edge-based EdgeHTML never exceed 3% quota usage in the market of desktop browsers, according to data from NetMarketShare. The figure is dramatic, if we consider that we talk about the browser pre-installed with Windows 10 since its launch in 2015, and there has been a system operating precisely little successful.

However, Microsoft decided to leave his engine after four years of stagnation and even surpass Internet Explorer (hence the launch of a IE Mode as tab secure). The new Microsoft Edge has been based on Chromium, and while it is still early to draw conclusions about how their future will be, the usage figures of march are very positive. They are by themselves, but also for having overtaken Firefox.

At the time of the announcement that Microsoft Edge would be based on Chromium, the market share of Edge was of 4,09%, behind Firefox and Internet Explorer. Since then, the growth has been gradual, but in just three months has accelerated, going from 6,07% from December to 7,59 % current.


The new Edge like, but the decline of Firefox and Internet Explorer is trend for a long time

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The figures of the new Microsoft Edge are positive, and it is a reality that the browser we liked it a lot more than the previous version, a fact that may have accelerated its adoption. Within the analysis we can do by focusing on their numbers, probably the most interesting thing is that earn without that Chrome just lose: I was in the 67% by the end of 2018, and is above the 68% in 2020.

So, what is most curious is that Edge is growing at the expense of two other classics that they lose much more than win Chrome. Firefox has gone from a 14% 2016 7.19% march 2020. Something truly dramatic for Mozilla, considering the praise that it has received its browser from versions Quantumand all the efforts that you are doing for be distinguished in privacy on the web.

What Internet Explorer itself is more expected, given that Microsoft itself wants us to stop using it: “it is not a browser, it is a compatibility solution”, they said in 2019.


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The new Microsoft Edge is a success and has already exceeded quota to Firefox, which continues to fall much despite Quantum

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Antonio Sabán

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