Edge is just a few steps away of taking over Safari as the second-most popular browser, as per more than one analytics provider on the web. However, when it comes to both the iPhone and iPad There’s no debate: Safari remains No. 1.

Microsoft Edge is now used on 9.54 percent of desktops across the globe which is just ahead of Safari at 9.84 percent, as per information released this week by the web analytics company StatCounter. It’s the biggest market share of Edge as reported by StatCounter up to now.

Google Chrome still holds the top spot with the long way at 65.38 percent, with Mozilla Firefox bringing up the second place with 9.18 percent market share. The latest data was initially published in TechRadar.

Edge’s advantage over other browsers varies greatly based on the location. For instance, in the US, Edge is well in the shadow of Safari and Safari. Edge is only 12.1 percent market share, whereas Safari claims 18.2 percent. Within Europe in Europe and Asia, Edge has already overtaken Safari by a margin of 10.9 percent and 7.46 percent and 7.46%, respectively. Safari by Apple Safari is available on 9.95 percent of the desktops used in Europe and only 5.41 percent of the desktops used in Asia.

Overall, Edge is now a suitable competitor against Goggle Chrome, with rivals like Firefox seeming to be losing the popularity they enjoyed according to Jack Gold, president and chief analyst of J. Gold Associates.

in 2020 Microsoft launched a new version of Edge by recasting it using the Chromium technology that is used by Google, and it’s the same software that runs Chrome. In addition, Microsoft create Edge an official Chrome replica, but it also extended support for versions of Windows that weren’t 10 such as macOS along with Linux.

“For one fact the moment that Microsoft changed to the Chromium engine Edge became a bit quicker and was more compatible with a wider range of websites that, due to the dominance of Google Chrome browsers, were designed to work with Chrome instead of the previous Edge (it was a bit different and had specific requirements to be fully compatible),” Gold said.

Microsoft also has stepped up its game in terms of security and privacy, Gold said. While it’s not flawless but it does “a decent job” of removing all the crap that people can throw at you while surfing.

“And this link for Microsoft security is a great way to keep out malicious and malware-laden websites. However, Microsoft also has the benefit of having Edge across every Windows computer, which means that there’s a naturally built-in usage case for those who do not want to bother installing an alternative software,” Gold added.

Of of course, Safari’s lane functions the default browser for devices like the Apple iPhone and iPad tablet. For these devices however, it’s quite different. Chrome boasts 46.3 percent, Safari nets 39.4% and Android only claims 12.6 percent of traffic.

Some analytics tools on the web are already showing Edge over all other browsers with the exception of the all-time dominant Chrome. For instance, Net MarketShare’s most recent information shows Chrome at 69 percent of the market, Edge at 7.75% as well as Firefox at 7.48 percent. Safari is fourth in the rankings with just 3.73 percentage.

The popularity of Safari in certain circles might, in fact be declining — in the event that Twitter comments are an indicator of its popularity.

In the last month the same month, the Apple employee who is a spokesperson for Safari developers was smacked about when she took on Twitter to seek feedback from users about what the reason is for why the Safari browser isn’t popular and to highlight specific flaws in the browser.

Jen Simmons, an Apple advocate who is also a developer champion of the Web Developer Experience team for Safari and WebKit Was obviously shocked by the comments.

“Catching up with the tech Twitter this morning. There is a rage group of men who truly would like Safari to go away,” Simmons tweeted. “Do we really would like to live in the 95% Chromium browser? This would be a terrible future for the internet. We require greater voices and not less.”

Contrary to other browsers like Firefox the updates Apple offers to Safari are sporadic and major updates are only every year. Therefore, the majority of new features are usually launched in a single occasion. Although this may be attractive to some users who aren’t a fan of frequent updates to browsers but it also means that upgrades or fixes for Safari do not come frequently.

In recent times however, Safari has borne a number of complaints regarding bugs in the browser, the user experience and interface, as well as website accessibility, according to MacRumors. In June of last year, Apple unveiled a substantial redesign of Safari during its Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC). The modifications, however, were met with swift criticism and were described as “counterintuitive.”

Apple has gone through several versions of Safari during the summer months, in both mobiles as well as desktops. The browser let users largely return to the old Safari style prior to the launch of iOS 15, iPadOS 15 and macOS Monterey.

“Everyone who I mention is affirming that Safari is the worst. it’s the latest IE,” Simmons tweeted.

Looking to get to root of the issue, Simmons asked Twitter users to highlight specific bugs or missing support that make them angry or make it difficult for users to build web-based applications and websites. “Bonus points for tickets’ links,” she wrote.

“Specifics we can correct. Vague hatred is actually very ineffective,” she added.