As we know, edge browser officially switched to chromium kernel this year. For soft powder, this is not a happy thing, Microsoft's self-developed browser kernel has no chance to glow.
But from a commercial point of view, Edge browser for kernel is a smart moveThe market share of chromium version of edge browser has exceeded 10%, which is the highest since the establishment of edge browser!
Edge browser market for the first time exceeded 10 percent
Edge success of the browser, of course, can not be separated from Windows binding and push, but also closely related to their own product strength, otherwise there is no explanation why the old version of the Edge browser can not achieve this result
While the share of edge browser is rising, the share of chrome is also declining synchronously, from 69.94% to 69.25%. Although the range is not large, the share of chrome has encountered a bottleneck, which is a true fact.
So the question comes, one after another, the use of Chromium kernel Edge browser, can be anti-guest, challenge the status of the Chrome? Let's talk.
Edge: is it really better than chrome?
The reason why edge's share has been increasing rapidly recently is that it is closely related to its well-known product strength. Although it is based on chromium, it has advantages over chrome in the following aspects.
Edge network services are more smooth than Chrome, which is not obvious abroad, but at home
Edge synchronization is more reliable than chrome
Edge browser brings high-quality reading mode, voice reading, PDF view annotation and other functions. Although these functions can be realized by chrome, the experience can not be compared with edge. Even edge has ie mode, which makes edge compatibility even higher.
Edge's PDF, reading, annotation and other functions are better
Thanks to the Chromium kernel, Edge browsers can compete with each other in performance and Chrome, but they have a significant advantage in resource usage, especially memory usage
So far, chrome has made it clear that it doesn't support this feature. Chrome continues to carry the name of memory killer, while edge is much milder;
Chrome don't support SegmentHeap for the time being because they think it will lead to a drop in running points
This is the killer of edge browser to grab chrome share. Edge browser can be compatible with all extensions on chrome (or even installed through the chrome store). At the same time, it can also import favorites, history, passwords, etc. in Chrome browser with one click. Users can migrate from chrome to edge at almost no cost.
Chrome edge can download extensions directly to the chrome store
In short, edge browser has advantages over chrome in terms of function and performance. At the same time, it provides a very smooth migration channel. In addition, with the official push of win10 20h2, the product power of edge has been greatly released. It is reasonable to achieve the current achievements.
Chrome: still in control of the wealth code?
But with its strong product force and channel, can chrome really be picked off? The first thing we need to do is analyze how to get the chair.
Chrome has always been the representative of high-performance browsers and supports rich extensions. Although memory consumption is criticized, chrome is still one of the best browsers. However, product power is only the basis of chrome, not the password of Chrome's success;
Mobile platform is one of Chrome's magic weapons. We know that Android has become the most popular mobile operating system, and Android apps often need to call Android WebView for the rendering of network content, and Android WebView is similar to chromium.
This means that web content and chromium have to be deeply compatible. In addition, Google's services are ubiquitous all over the world, and chrome has been able to replace IE and become the de facto standard in the era of mobile Internet.
Android's WebView and chrome come down in the same vein
Another winning feature of chrome is that it comes from the open source project chromium. On the surface, open source benefits developers, but in fact, it is a win-win situation for a service-oriented enterprise like Google.
Open source allows chrome to quickly occupy the position of developers, and developers of all maintenance projects can add bricks and mortar to Chrome browser. But at the same time, chrome, built with chrome, is closed source. Compared with chromium, it adds Google's own services.
Using open-source free access to huge traffic, creating developer popularity, Chrome swept the market, and Google services complement each other, which is the same idea as Android's implementation.
In many ways, chrome has become the most popular browser on the market. Microsoft itself is also a contributor to the chromium project. The new version of edge does not shake the fact that Chrome is the de facto standard. Fundamentally speaking, edge cannot replace Chrome's market position.
Will edge have a bright future?
Edge uses the chromium kernel, to a certain extent, it can also be regarded as a host. Although this does not mean that the edge browser will have no place to show its strength, but the impact it can obtain is also limited.
Compared with the old version of edge browser, the new version of edge provides better functions and performance, and covers more platforms, which is a good thing for users.
In recent years, Microsoft has focused its business on enterprise oriented businesses such as azure. Although there is no lack of explorations for the consumer market, there is always a lack of products that can change the trend of consumption.
The chromium version of edge was born in this background, and its performance is satisfactory enough. I believe that it will be accepted by more and more people along with the new version of win10. I hope it can leave a significant footprint on the stage of history.
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Link to the original text:Pacific computer network