Microsoft’s Edge Browser Runs on 150 Million Windows 10 Devices

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The Edge browser now gives live previews of each tab.

One of the key features of Windows 10, Microsoft’s latest operating system, is the Edge browser. The Edge browser replaced Internet Explorer as the default browser on Windows machines with the introductio of Windows 10. Microsoft built from the ground up and hoped it would help it cement its hold of the browser market which had been encroached by Mozilla Foundation’s Firefox and Google’s Chrome in recent years.

It looks like Microsoft already doing that. Figures released by the company at the Microsoft Edge Web Summit show that the new browser is being actively used in over 150 million devices with the number of users of the browser doubling in the first two months of 2016.

Microsoft is expected to release an update by mid this year that among other things will bring support for extensions to the Edge browser. The feature is currently under testing. Microsoft has recently denied that it will also be bringing native ad-blocking to the Edge browser. The company, however, did not rule out the possibility of that happening. Since being launched on Windows 10 at the end of July 2015, the Edge browser has received several updates to stabilize it as well as fix several bugs.

 

Source: Windows Central

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