Browsers are critical to a user’s online experience. Numerous browsers are being created, each with a unique set of improvements designed to outperform current browsers. However, it’s worth noting that each browser offers a unique experience, even if certain browsers are slated for redevelopment.
Following the demise of Internet Explorer’s position and supremacy, Google Chrome has maintained an average market share of around 60% in browsers. It retained its position as the quickest browser, with an intuitive design. Microsoft Edge is making a serious effort to surpass Google Chrome in terms of speed, performance, and security.
Google Chrome vs. Microsoft Edge
Several tests comparing the two browsers revealed Microsoft Edge to be faster. Google Chrome was upgraded in 2017 with a focus on speed. Despite Google Chrome’s upgrade, Microsoft Edge remained quicker.
Microsoft Edge is well ahead of the competition with its security integration, which provides complete protection for users. Windows Defender SmartScreen protects users from dangerous websites. Additionally, Microsoft Edge takes advantage of Application Guard, a virtualization technique that protects Windows 10 Enterprise by opening unapproved or suspicious web pages in a virtual environment to isolate them from the rest of the system. Google has yet to introduce a security solution this promising.
Cross-device integrated experience
Although Windows 10 Mobile is now in maintenance mode, Microsoft has released Microsoft Edge for iOS and Android to provide a smooth surfing experience for Windows 10 Mobile users who are currently dormant. The launch enabled users to maintain surfing continuity across all devices by synchronizing their reading lists, favorites, and passwords. This gives an edge since users can pick up where they left off on another device.
Templates for administration
Microsoft Edge is integrated into Windows and does not require the loading of additional Group Policy administration templates for managing the browser. In other words, when Microsoft Edge is updated, the Group Policy settings are updated as well. Regardless of browser upgrades, Google Chrome needs a separate update for administrative templates.
While the customizing capabilities of the oldest and most recent browsers may not be comparable. Google Chrome supports hundreds of add-ons. Additionally, Google Chrome incorporates Google’s productivity suite (Docs, Sheets, and Slides) into the browser for both online and offline use. Microsoft Edge, being a younger browser, has fewer add-ons than Google Chrome.
When the two browsers are compared using the criteria above, it is clear that both are excellent and are intended to fulfill the requirements of consumers. However, the preference is determined by the users.