Google Chrome continues to rule the desktop browser market according to the latest data released by NetMarket Share. Chrome has been able to increase its market share month on month and has taken a big stride from its competitors Firefox and Microsoft Edge.

Microsoft’s Windows 10 default browser Microsoft Edge has not been able to garner much market share in terms of users despite the Redmond Giant trying all ways to invite users to start using its Windows 10 default browser on daily basis.

Microsoft Edge’s market share has declined from 4.25 percent to 4.21 percent last month when compared to that of Google’s Chrome browser which has seen a growth from 62.77 percent to 64.47 percent.

The growth of Google Chrome has effected another default browser Mozilla’s Firefox which has seen its growth stagnant for sometime now, however is the most used web browser after Google’s Chrome.

Microsoft has launched its Edge browser exclusively for Windows 10 users as the default browser but hasn’t made the browser available for its older versions Windows 7 and 8.1 which still use Internet Explorer as the default browser.

Since its launch on Windows 10, Microsoft has been pushing very hard to make Microsoft Edge be adopted by more users with the company also pushing out the mobile version of the Edge browser on rival platforms iOS and Android.

This step hasn’t helped the growth of Microsoft Edge in terms of percentage and has not been able to challenge the growth of Google Chrome in spite of Microsoft pushing out new features and bringing it on par with the Chrome browser.

We expect Microsoft to keep working on adding new features like the support for Windows Hello to Edge browser and make it a strong alternative to Google Chrome. But in the current scenario Google Chrome remains the number one choice as the default desktop browser for users.

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Akshay Waghray

Akshay Waghray, who holds a degree in Computer Science, was a former technology news reporter for Windows Latest and his area of expertise include Windows. Articles contributed by Akshay have been referred by big publications such as TechRadar, XDA Developers, Future Inc, Purge, and others over the years. At Windows Latest, Akshay has written and edited thousands of articles using his decades long experience with Windows Server and Windows Update for Business.