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Mozilla Firefox Loses Market Share to Microsoft Edge in July 2020: Report


Mozilla Firefox ranked third behind fellow internet browsers Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome final month, in accordance to third-party numbers from InternetMarketShare. While Chrome continued to rule with the lion’s share of utilization, Mozilla Firefox slipped down a spot to come after Microsoft Edge in phrases of market share. This occurred quickly after Edge’s swap to Chromium, which was made accessible as a part of the Windows 10 characteristic replace in June. Firefox utilization noticed a dip of lower than one % in the previous month.

In a report, Softpedia News cited InternetMarketShare numbers from the previous month. It stated that in July, the market share of Mozilla Firefox dipped from 7.58 % to 7.27 %. While this may occasionally not appear a lot, it resulted in Firefox dropping its second most-used browser title to Microsoft Edge, which rose from 8.07 % to 8.46 %. Google Chrome, however, continued to put up progress, rising from 70.19 % to 71 %.

In June, Microsoft’s Chromium-based browser Edge started rolling out to all customers as a part of a Windows replace. Later that month, Edge was introduced to be included by default in Windows 10 characteristic replace.

Thanks to its Chromium transfer, Microsoft Edge turned operable not solely on Windows 10, but additionally on older OS variations comparable to Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 8.1. It was additionally made accessible on macOS as effectively. The Softpedia report means that due to Edge’s migration to Chromium, extra customers are giving it a shot, ensuing in the elevated market share.

Microsoft has already made its Chromium-based Edge accessible by default on Windows 10 model 20H2 replace (construct model 19042.330) to the Beta Channel (Slow ring). It plans to roll out 20H2 model replace to all customers someday later this 12 months.

According to Microsoft’ support page, the Chromium-based Edge comes with assist for the “latest rendering capabilities, modern web applications, and powerful developer tools across all supported OS platforms.”

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