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Microsoft Edge growth drops as Chrome continues to dominate the battle of the browsers

Google Chrome is continuing to dominate the desktop browser industry, while Microsoft, which once believed its Edge client would be the next big thing, is having a tough time growing its market share. 

A new batch of data from NetMarket Share reveals that adoption of Edge dropped from 5.15% to 4.5% last month, while Chrome climbed from 59.61% to 59.84%, an increase that may not seem all that impressive to the average consumer.

When you take into account that Chrome dominates a little less than 60% of the entire browser market, however, any increase – no matter how big or small – is an accomplishment, as it represents tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of new users.

Are the only people using Edge those who purchase a Windows 10 PC?

That seems unlikely, but there are certainly better browsers on the market for most people’s needs, of which Google’s Chrome is the most ubiquitous and fully featured.

Having said that, Microsoft has enjoyed a number of successes this year, including adding LTE capabilities to its already excellent Surface Pro 2-in-1s and launching the impressive new Surface Laptop.

Edge isn’t going anywhere, but if the latest statistics are anything to go by, it still has some work to do if wants to become a force in the wide world of web browsers.


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