Netmarketshare has released their numbers for May 2019 and they are a mix of good and bad news for Microsoft. The good news is Windows 10 is finally touching 50% of the market share and there is now a decent gap between Windows 10 and Windows 7. While this is definitely good news, both Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer saw a drop in their market share.
On the Operating System side, Windows 10 has gained more than 1% of the market share and currently sits at 45.73%. Windows 7, on the other hand, dropped from 36.43% to 35.44%. Coming on the third position is Windows 8.1 with a market share of 3.97%. While the OS section brought good news for Microsoft, the company still has to push almost 36% of the users to upgrade to Windows 10 as Windows 7 reaches End-of-support.
Unfortunately, things aren’t looking good on the browser side as Microsoft Edge is still struggling. Google Chrome, on the other hand, has gained almost 2% and is now holding 67.90% of the market. Google Chome, then is followed by Mozilla Firefox which is sitting at 9.46% of the market share and is followed by Internet Explorer which is at 7.70%. Coming in fourth is Microsoft Edge with just 5.36% of the market share.
As we noted above, this month has been a mix of good and bad news for Microsoft. The company can celebrate the fact that more and more people are switching to Windows 10. However, at the same time, the browser market share should be a concern for Microsoft moving forward.