When it comes to popularity, the Chrome browser is miles ahead of the competition. Google’s browser is used by 67.3% of all users accessing the Internet from a laptop or desktop and nearly 67% of folks accessing the Internet from a mobile device.
On desktops and laptops, Firefox is a distant second. Mozilla’s browser accounts for just under 9% of Internet traffic. Internet Explorer is third with just under 7%, while Microsoft Edge lags behind at 3.6%. Microsoft is hoping that an overhaul of the browser which bases it on the same framework as Chrome will make a difference.
On desktops and laptops, Safari is in fifth place. The default Mac browser shows up on just 1.65% of desktops and laptops going online. But if you look at mobile, it’s another story. Safari accounts for 27% of mobile devices accessing the Internet. That’s due to the popularity of iPhones.
Browsers like Opera that offer high levels of privacy barely register. Opera has just 1.48% of the market share.
Where do fit in this picture? What browser or browsers are you using? Let us know in the comments.
2 thoughts on “Chrome leaves other browsers in the dust”
I am a fierce advocate for online privacy – while nothing is perfect, I love Brave Browser for its ability to block most ads and tracking cookies. It’s easily controlled: so if a website doesn’t work correctly, users can selectively turn off the blockers. Brave is based on Chrome, so the Chrome extensions work. I’m testing Dissenter Browser, which is based on Brave but fights against internet censorship: for example, by allowing users to comment on ANY website… even those that block comments. All my web activity goes through Private Internet Access VPN, which is super easy to set up and use. Great articles, Cyn!
I use Opera. I have no problems with it.