Google Chrome vs Microsoft Edge: Which one is better?
By Angelica Leicht, Komando.com
If you’re a regular user of Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers, we have some good news for you. New improvements were recently rolled out for the Edge browser and updates are in the works for Chrome, and we think you’re going to like the changes quite a bit.
Both Microsoft Edge and Chrome were built using Chromium, and while Chrome has historically been the more popular browser option, Edge is quickly, well, edging up to the competition. It’s currently the second most popular browser option — falling just behind (you guessed it) Google Chrome — and new updates may make it a stiff competitor for the top spot. RELATED: How to choose your favorite web browser.
Let’s take a look at the recent and upcoming changes to Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge and how these moves could change your browsing experience. Recent improvements to Microsoft Edge Memory use reduction and faster speeds
One update that was recently rolled out for Edge is meant to reduce memory usage by this browser, which will, in turn, improve the overall performance of your device. This Edge updated rolled out with Windows 10 May 2020 update, and according to the browser’s principal PM manager, Kim Denny, those with the Edge browser are seeing a memory usage reduction of up to 27% — which is a massive reduction.
“Individual device performance will vary based upon configuration and usage,” according to Denny, “but the lower memory usage is expected to create a better experience.” Expanded usage for Windows 7 & 8 users
If you want to switch your browser to Microsoft Edge but are using an older version of Windows, it hasn’t been easy to do. Until now, anyway: the new changes to Edge allow the browser to be rolled out to Windows 8 and unsupported Windows 7 machines. Note: you should consider investing in a newer version now that Microsoft is no longer offering support for older versions.