The above graph represents the monthly distribution of the world’s top 10 mobile browser market share. The world’s most popular mobile browsers include Google Chrome, Safari, QQ, UC Browser, Android Browser, Baidu, etc. Interestingly, the top 3 mobile browsers are currently dominating 94.87% of the market, leaving 10 browsers to compete for the remaining 5.13% of the mobile browsing market.

Last Updated20 August 2019
Graph ID435
DurationMay 2016 – July 2019

According to the NetMarketShare, Chrome accounted for a whopping 65.43% of the total mobile browser market worldwide as of July 2019. When compared to the same month last year, the share of Chrome browser on mobile devices was 63.52%.

Apple’s Safari browser is the world’s second-largest mobile browser in terms of market share. The market share of Safari increased to 27.75% in July 2019, from 25.81% in July 2018.

QQ Browser overtook Baidu to become the world’s third most popular browser for mobile devices in July 2019. Baidu’s share in the mobile browser market declined to 0.85% in July 2019, from 2.58% in June 2019. While the share of QQ browser increased to 1.69% in July month, from 1.41% in June month.

About Web Browsers: Additional Information

A web browser is a software application that people use for accessing the information on the World Wide Web (www). The popular web browsers include Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Edge, etc.

The world’s first web browser – WorldWideWeb (later renamed to Nexus) – was created in 1990 by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. However, it was discontinued in 1994.

On August 16, 1995, Microsoft released Internet Explorer, which soon became the world’s widely used web browser across all platforms. In fact, due to its immense popularity, the market share of Internet Explorer browser even peaked at over 95% in 2002. However, its usage of Microsoft IE started declining slowly after the launch of Firefox in 2004 and Google Chrome in 2008.

Currently, Google Chrome is the world’s most used web browser across all platforms such as desktop/laptop, mobile, and tablet.

Apple released Safari browser on January 7, 2003. Safari comes as the default browser on all Apple devices including iPhones, iPads, Macbooks, etc.

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