When Microsoft first announced its shiny-new Edge browser – released with Windows 10 – it’s fair to say that it didn’t exactly inspire the masses to jump ship from Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s FireFox.

It might have attracted curious onlookers who hoped Edge was going to be the browser that could finally put Microsoft back on the web surfing map. Sadly, this doesn’t seem to have been the case.

According to some number crunching on web analytics page StatsCounter, less than 1% (0.82% to be exact) of people on the internet use Edge to get around cyberspace.StatCounter


The chart above was created by displaying the top 12 desktop browsers between August and September this year, with all the versions of Google’s Chrome and FireFox grouped together, respectively.

We are well aware that this is by no means the final version of Edge, but it definitely failed to make the impact that Microsoft had hoped for.

Some of Edge’s bigger features include distraction-free browsing, extensive Cortana integration (Cortana is Microsoft’s built-in helper, sort of like their Siri), a new tab interface, the ability to write on and share any web page and quite a bit more. But all these features don’t seem to have swayed the masses.

Charlie started his professional life as a motoring journalist for a community newspaper in Mpumalanga, Charlie explored different journalistic angles since his entry into the fast-paced world of publishing in 2006. While fostering a passion for the arts, Charlie developed a love for technology – both which allowed him to serve as Entertainment and Technology Editor for an online publication. Charlie has since been heavily involved in consumer technology for various websites and publications. He thoroughly enjoys World War II films and cerebral documentaries; aviation; photography and indie music. Oh yes, and he also has a rather strange obsession with collecting coffee mugs from his travels.