What is the most popular web browser today?

The article I wrote long ago was the first article about the Web that was read by many. Since then, I’ve been chasing web browsers. It’s been a long time since then, and web browsers continue to be the primary means of connecting to the endless space of the data, stories, and videos that make up the modern web. Many of us now use Google’s Chrome for work and play on the web. In fact, it’s very difficult to get accurate data to figure out which web browsers are really the most used. There are a number of companies that claim to have enough information, such as NetMarketShare and StatCounter, but the numbers they provide are processed. But the US government’s Digital Analytics Program (DAP) provides up-to-date statistics for the last 90 days of access to US government websites. This data may not reveal global browser usage, but it’s probably the best source of information for US web browser users. And, according to the access data of about 6.6 billion times for the past 90 days provided by DAP, the most popular browser now is … (I want you to play the drum roll in your head) …, Google Chrome And the share was about 48%. This was about 49% as of the spring of 2020. Share declined not because another browser suddenly became popular. That’s not possible. The desktop world is dominated by Chrome. The reason is that in the last 12 months, the number of cases of using the web using smartphones instead of PCs has increased. About a year ago, more than half of the web browsing market came from smartphones, slightly ahead of PCs (about 50% vs. 47%). The remaining 3% were tablets. But now, about 57% of web browsing sessions come from smartphones, and access from laptops and desktops is only about 40%. The tablet market is shrinking to about 2%.