Up to 112 percent faster than Google Chrome, Microsoft’s new Edge browser looks to take on the browser world
With the latest almost finalised version of Windows 10 released, Microsoft is adding finishing touches to the launchpad, and preparing itself to ‘celebrate’ what is their biggest launch ever.
Gabe Aul took the opportunity to announce performance findings from the latest Windows 10 build in a blog post on the Windows blog. He added:
On WebKit Sunspider, Edge is 112% faster than Chrome
On Google Octane, Edge is 11% faster than Chrome
On Apple JetStream, Edge is 37% faster than Chrome
We’re really pleased with those performance gains and we hope that you’ll enjoy faster browsing with Microsoft Edge along with the many great features we’ve added over the last several builds.”
This would be the best thing to happen to the browser space if this turns out to be true. It is also best for the browser ecosystem that Microsoft, which is known for Internet Explorer has refurbished its browser performance with a more efficient EdgeHTML engine than the dominating WebKit. This will encourage further innovation and optimisation in other browsers.
Microsoft will continue to provide the old IE 11 browser with desktop versions of Windows 10, so that businesses can mainly keep using legacy web apps without the need to upgrade instantly to support Edge. The new browser will be the one and only for Windows 10 Mobile smart phones and small tablets.