A web browser is a piece of software used to retrieve information from the Internet. When a user wants to access a certain web page, the web browser fetches information from the relevant server and displays it to the user. Browsers can be installed on almost any device connected to the Internet. There are desktop browsers, mobile browsers, tablet browsers, Smart TV browsers, and many others. Internet browser market share is highly concentrated by Google Chrome and Apple's Safari Because of the incredible growth in internet usage and web browser usage, they have displaced former web browser market share leaders like Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Netscape. You can find Web Browser Market Size, Web Browser Market Share, and other trends and statistics below and you can get help with additional Web Browser industry market research here.
The Web Browser Market is one of the biggest general consumer markets in IT. Growth is driven by an ongoing trend of the Internet penetrating people's lives on a global scale. Those regions in the world that didn't have Internet access previously are now being connected. In regions where the Internet has been around for a while people are using internet connected devices more frequently and own more and more devices. They can often afford multiple devices with Internet access for work or entertainment purposes. Additionally, the amount of devices capable of running a web browser is also growing - all kinds of gadgets and IoT devices now can be used to browse the Internet. Web browsers often come pre-installed on devices. Therefore companies that sell the most devices and have their own web browsers, such as Apple’s Safari and Google Chrome, are able to retain the largest web browser market share.
The Web Browser industry is a Mature market composed of a few large competitors. Google Chrome Internet Browser market share was 62.3% in 2020. Chrome's popularity stems from the prevalent use of the Google search engine. Google Chrome is also the default browser installed on Android devices. Safari market share was 12.2% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Safari is a web browser developed by Apple. It comes preinstalled on every Apple device, including Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Internet Explorer & Microsoft Edge market share was 7% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Internet Explorer was the default web browser on Windows platforms and is still in use in systems using older versions of Windows. Microsoft Edge became the default browser with the launch of Windows 10. Firefox market share was 2.6% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Mozilla Firefox is an open-source browser with a focus on privacy and careful handling of user data. Opera market share was 2.5% of the Web Browser market in 2020. Opera is a Chromium-based browser that differentiates itself through a distinct user interface and other features. The rest of Web Browser market share consists of a long tail of other internet browsers, some of which focus on specific niche devices or privacy.
T4 comprehensively aggregated more than a dozen reports from more than 5 publishers covering statistics and trends in the Web Browser Industry. This includes Adoption, Data Traffic, Sales, and a number of additional statistics. The Industry falls under T4's Enterprise Software industry coverage. Industries related to Internet Browser in the T4 taxonomy include Office Software and Productivity Software. You can find reports covering these industries on T4's Platform or learn about T4's additional research services here.Schedule a Demo