Here are the most popular browsers in the world in April 2022

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Analytical agency StatCounter found which browser was used by the majority of people around the world in April of this year. And we will talk about both desktop solutions and versions for mobile devices.

The original Microsoft Edge browser, built on its own EdgeHTML engine and released in 2015, was not popular due to various compatibility issues and slow performance. Later, Microsoft switched the browser to the Chromium engine; which made the app more popular and compatible with most Chrome extensions.

About two years have passed since the transition from Edge to Chromium. Obviously, this decision by Microsoft was correct; since the desktop version of the browser took over 10% of the market in April. Edge’s global adoption rate was 10.07% in April, according to StatCounter.

Of course, this is still significantly lower than Google Chrome’s 66.64% share. However, the Microsoft browser managed to reach the second line of popularity; overtaking Apple Safari, which occupied the third position in the ranking with a share of 9.61%. The top five also include browsers Mozilla Firefox with a 7.86% share and Opera with a 2.43% share.

Here are the most popular browsers in the world in April 2022

In the mobile browser segment, Chrome continues to be the clear leader with a 63.57% share, followed by Safari with a 24.82% share. On the third line of the ranking is Samsung Internet Browser, which occupies 4.90% of the market. The top five also included Opera with a 1.88% share and UC Browser with a 1.41% share.

Recently, Google released an extraordinary emergency security update for the proprietary Chrome browser.

Update 100.0.4896.127 for Windows, macOS, and Linux resolves a severe zero-day CVE-2022-1364 vulnerability that is being actively exploited by attackers.

CVE-2022-1364 is a vulnerability in the Chrome V8 JavaScript engine that cybercriminals can use to execute arbitrary code.

The vulnerability was discovered by Clement Lesin of the Google Threat Intelligence team. The company notes that details will be available after most users receive the patch.

Google also acknowledged the existence of the problem, citing the existence of 30 vulnerabilities, seven of which are high-level threats. Users of Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms are prone to the vulnerability.

Google Chrome 100.0.4896.127 for Windows, macOS, and Linux fixes these issues. Thus, if the browser has not yet been updated automatically, the update can be installed manually by simply going to the Chrome menu > Help > About Google Chrome.

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