For first time, Firefox beats Edge, Explorer in browser share

Microsoft browser support declines, putting Firefox ahead for first time.

@seanridgeley
Published Wed, May 18 2016 1:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

For the first time, Mozilla's Firefox browser has beaten out the one-two punch of Microsoft's Edge and Internet Explorer in market share. Web analytics company StatCounter reviewed data from three million sites and determined Firefox sat at 15.6% as of April, a hair ahead of Edge and IE at 15.5%.

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Firefox usage has been on the decline recently, but Microsoft's browsers are falling faster. In the case of the latter, the story hasn't changed: most believe the company has to deliver the still in beta extension support to better compete with its rivals.

Meanwhile, Google continues to not much care what either company is doing with a commanding 60.5% share for Chrome.

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NEWS SOURCE:arstechnica.co.uk

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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