Bad news for those who hoped to see Internet Explorer for a little longer, despite not being offered as the default browser in Windows 10 anymore.
is becoming the dominant browser on the desktop, and new data provided by Net Applications for the month of May shows that it’s now running on no less than 45.63 percent of the PCs out there. This is an increase of 3.92 percent in just a single month from the previous 41.71 percent market share held in April.
At the same time, Internet Explorer dropped from 41.33 percent to 38.67 percent last month, but this market share is still large enough to allow the browser to remain the runner-up in global charts.
On the other hand, Internet Explorer is very likely to continue dropping in the coming months, especially because it’s no longer the default browser in Windows 10. Microsoft has replaced it with Edge, the default option in Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, and which isn’t currently available on older versions of the operating system.
Edge adoption going well
And while news isn’t really exciting on the Internet Explorer front, things are going much better for Edge, which benefits from the continued growth that Windows 10 is experiencing these days.
Microsoft Edge 13, the version that’s part of the November Update version 1511, has reached 4.46 percent market share, becoming the fourth browser in the charts after Chrome 50, IE11 and 8, and Chrome 49.
Microsoft keeps improving Edge browser with new features, so adoption should keep growing in the coming months, especially because.
The Anniversary Update, for instance, which is due in July, is expected to bring exciting features on PCs and mobile devices, including extension support, swipe gesture navigation support, and other improvements here and there that could make Edge a much stronger rival to Google Chrome and Firefox.