Microsoft released the stable version of Chromium-based Edge browser on January 15, 2020 as part of Windows 10 update, but after 21 days since launch, there isn't any sign that the new browser is drawing hordes of users.
According to Net Applications, Microsoft's browser share - the combination of Edge and IE, suffered a fall by six-tenths of a percentage point to end at 13.6%. While IE alone dropped by almost nine-tenths of a point, the largest one-month decline by IE since September 2019.
Microsoft Edge's increase of three-tenths of a percentage point, however nullified some of the older browser's losses, as Microsoft's newer browser posted a larger share than the aged IE, for the first time.
Microsoft Edge (not Chromium based) surpasses Internet Explorer (IE)
For about four and a half years after launch, Microsoft Edge (not the Chromium based) has surpassed Internet Explorer (IE), with IE recording a user share of 6.6%, while Edge posted 7% according to data published by analytics company Net Applications.
As the first time since Microsoft Edge's début in mid-2015, the original Edge browser has surpassed IE. Albeit, Microsoft relaunched Edge based on Chromium on January 15, with Windows 10 updates as functionally mandatory, except for those users in a managed enterprise network, all Windows 10 PC automatically downloaded the update.
But there has been far fewer demands for the Chromium-based Edge on Windows 10, or other Windows platforms, including Windows 7 and 8.1, or even macOS.
Other Browsers Share as at January, 2020
Mozilla's browser, Firefox lost two-tenths of a percentage point of user share, thereby sliding to 8.1%, which is the lowest mark since August 2016 for the browser.
The last month loss was the eighth straight that Firefox's user share ended lower than 9 percentage points, as Firefox has had a four-month slump in the summer of 2016, but bounced back to 13% before it again started a decline.
Google Chrome added three-tenths of a point to its user share to end the month at 66.9%, which also was the same number Chrome hit in February 2019. Without any much turbulence in Chrome's share, there's no chance that Chrome will lose its top-of-the-heap spot, any time soon.
The only practical threat to Chrome, however is Chromium Edge, with Microsoft's attempt to woo enterprise users and supplant the current leader with the so-called edge-baits, Firefox has proven too weak to pose any threat.