The above graph represents the monthly distribution of the world’s top 10 tablet browser market share. Safari, Chrome, Android Browser, Firefox, Opera etc. are the world’s most popular table browsers. Interestingly, the world’s top 3 tablet browsers are currently dominating the market with 97.59% share, leaving other browsers to compete for the remaining 2.41% of the market. Not surprisingly, Safari and Google’s Chrome browsers are beating the competition at almost every turn.

RegionWorldwide
SourceStatCounter
Last Updated18 October 2019
Graph ID513
DurationAugust 2012 – October 2019

With 66.05% share, Apple’s Safari is the world’s most popular tablet browser, however, it runs only on iPad devices.

On the other hand, Google’s Chrome browser is the world’s most popular tablet browser for Android. Its tablet market share increased from just 3.41% in September 2012 to a whopping 23.43% in September 2019.

Android Browser remained the world’s third most popular tablet browser with 8.49% market share as of September 2019. That’s 0.82% point decline from the previous month and a notable 2.27% point decline from the same month a year ago.

Rest, Opera, UC browser, Firefox, IE, Kindle, etc. have less than 1% share in the global tablet browser market.

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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