At the Microsoft Edge Web Summit 2017, Microsoft disclosed that Edge, the new browser( announced in 2015) for Windows 10, now has 330 million active users which is 60% of the 500 million active Windows 10 devices. This almost 100% jump over 150 million active users since April this year.
Now if you compare this with Chrome, which has over 1 billion users, it’s only 30% but it is still a huge achievement for Microsoft. If you are one of the Windows 10 Insiders, Edge does get a major share of improvements and fixes along with its recent uptick on the number of extensions now available for the browser. Just like OS needs to have Apps, Edge success is not just because has same features as Chrome but also depends on the ecosystem.
VB reports that Morris said:
A lot of improvements and a lot of new features doesn’t really mean anything if no one’s using it. I’m really thrilled to announced today that, earlier this month, Microsoft Edge passed over 330 million active devices worldwide. This number has more than doubled since the Edge summit last year. So we’re pretty humbled by this number because they’re actual users who are browsing the web through our browser, and more importantly, what they’re browsing through Edge is the sites and apps that you build.”
Edge has received over :
- 82 patch updates
- 75 Windows Insider previews.
- 75 new web standard, and is the only major browser with a 100 percent HTML5Accessbility score