Microsoft plans to separate Edge from Windows 10 to add new features more frequently

Posted 03 May 2017 18:13 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

To add new features faster to the Edge browser, Microsoft plans to update it through the Windows Store. Currently Edge is updated during each Patch Tuesday and with large updates such as the recent Creators Update.

Neowin reports that Microsoft plans to separate the update process of Edge from Windows 10 updates. This should happen by September this year when the next large Windows 10 update should become available. This way the software giant is able to add new features to the browser more frequently. By adding new features faster, Microsoft likely hopes that more users will switch to Edge.

Worldwide Edge has a market share of 3.7% according to StatCounter. Internet Explorer still holds a market share of 9%. Microsoft’s browsers combined are installed on 12.7% of all desktop computers, far less than Google’s Chrome (63%) and Mozilla’s Firefox (15%). settings

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