Microsoft has released a new update to its Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser, which reaches version 80 on both Windows and Mac. Although Microsoft has made some other changes in this version, there is no doubt that the biggest change is to increase the support for surface Pro x, the surface driven by ARM processor announced by Microsoft in late 2019.
Surface Pro x is an alternative product for Microsoft to compete directly with Google Chrome book. In order to realize this vision, Microsoft must provide customers with a full-featured browser. However, there are very limited choices in the current arm64 system.
Microsoft Edge 80 specializes in ARM optimizations for the new version of the Microsoft Surface Pro X, including optimizing switching tabs and Web content rendering, Microsoft said. Because of the code improvements unique to this ARM version, browsing anything should have faster response and faster speed.
With the transition to the chromium engine, Microsoft edge is now available across platforms. Microsoft's update comes just days after Google released version 80 for its Chrome browser.
Microsoft also plans to introduce Microsoft edge into Linux, but the company has yet to disclose a timetable for the plan. At present, all work is carried out on windows and MAC versions, which are maintained in Canary, dev, beta and stable channels respectively.