2018 Browser Market Share by Device Type
It’s been a while since we’ve written a browser market share update, especially considering users’ website browsing points of access are changing all the time with the constant arrival of new browsing mediums.
As more and more website browsing switching to mobile/cell phone, the browser data continues to vary significantly between standard desktop/computer browsers and mobile browsers.
Here is the browser market share breakdown for desktop computer users over the last 12 months:
- Chrome – 62.378%
- Internet Explorer – 11.71%
- Firefox – 10.69%
- Edge (Internet Explorer’s replacement) – 4.27%
- Safari – 3.81%
The biggest change in market share is Chrome’s significant dominance in the browser market, significantly overcoming IE, Firefox, and Safari’s market share combined when it comes to desktop computers.
Now, from the mobile browser market share standpoint, the results are slightly different due to some users selecting to using their phone’s native browsing platform, like Safari on iOS. But, what is surprising is the percentage of market share that Googles Chrome still dominates even on mobile.
- Chrome – 62.8%
- Safari – 26.4%
The rest of the market share is broken down in small fragments over secondary, non-common browsers.
Where the numbers start to look completely different is in the Tablet browser market share, with iPad dominating the overall market causing the browser market share numbers to be skewed in their favor.
- Safari – 48.30%
- Chrome – 43.08%
- Android – 4.99%
As more and more users switch their typical web browsing preferences from various types of devices, it will be interesting to see what the future browser market share will looks like in 2 - 10 years.