Over the past several years, reports on browser market share have varied widely, and the press has regularly called into question whether, say, StatCounter's or NetApplications' numbers are most reliable. While not everyone looks to the Adobe Digital Index (ADI) for the final word on browser share, it actually provides a fairly reliable snapshot of the browsers the multitudes of people are using. And, for the month of May, the ADI captured a remarkable statistic: Google Google has surpassed Microsoft as the leading browser maker in the U.S. for the first time.
According to the Adobe report:
"Google now commands a 31.8% market share—desktop and mobile, combined—which is up 6% year-over-year (YoY). IE sits at 30.9%, down by 6% YoY, while Apple’s Safari, thanks to its vast mobile presence, is the third most popular browser, with a 25% share."