Microsoft Edge browser overtakes Firefox for second rank

The revamped Microsoft Edge has overtaken Firefox to become the second largest browser globally, according to latest data from NetMarketShare.

Google Chrome with over 71 percent share has dominated the browser market in July.
The Chromium-based Edge browser grabbed 8.09 percent market share, slightly ahead of 7.36 percent share of Firefox in July.

Firefox, which was the main rival to Google Chrome in the global browser market, has slipped to the third position.

Microsoft — at the Microsoft Build annual conference held in May – announced the addition of new features for Edge to enable improved workflows for consumers, developers and commercial customers.

The company announced that Microsoft Edge supports Windows Information Protection for Windows 10 customers allowing a clear-cut separation of personal and corporate data.

The feature update will add an extra layer of protection for line-of-business apps, and provide audit reporting for compliance.

Other players in the top five include Internet Explorer and Safari which captured 4.23 percent and 3.36 percent share in the browser market in July.


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