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The above graph represents the monthly distribution of the tablet browser market share worldwide, starting from August 2012 to the recently completed month. Safari, Chrome, Android Browser, Firefox, Opera etc. are the world’s most popular table browsers. Together, the world’s top 3 tablet browsers dominate a whopping 97.6% of the market, leaving other browsers to compete for the remaining 2.4% of the market. Not surprisingly, Safari and Google’s Chrome browsers are beating the competition at almost every turn.
World’s Top Tablet Browsers by Market Share
|Duration||August 2012 – April 2020|
With 47.94% share, Apple’s Safari is the world’s most popular tablet browser, however, it runs only on iPad devices. The usage share of Safari browser however declined a notable 15.76 percent point from June 2019 when the market share stood at 63.7%.
On the other hand, Google’s Chrome browser is the world’s most popular tablet browser for Android. The Chrome market share on tablet devices increased an appreciable 14.09 percent point, from 23.54% in June 2019 to a whopping 37.63% in June 2020.
Android Browser remained the world’s third most popular tablet browser with 12.03% market share as of June 2020. That’s nearly 1.53 percent point increase from the June 2019, and 0.28 percent point increase from the previous month.
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.
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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