Beijing time on the morning of December 7th news, Microsoft's web browsing technology is returning to the Mac. On Thursday, Microsoft said its Edge browser, built into Windows 10 and launched in 2015, will enter the Mac as part of a broader refactoring company's browser strategy.
Edge is one of the biggest new features of Windows 10 that was introduced in mid-2015. Although Microsoft is trying to promote it in its own products, such as the Bing search engine, it has not grown rapidly. According to StatCounter, Google’s Chrome market share was about 62% in November, while Edge’s share was about 2%. Apple's Safari accounts for 15%, and Microsoft's older browser Internet Explorer accounts for 3%.
In the past few years, under the leadership of Satya Nadella, Microsoft has begun to accept open source technology more openly. For example, it provides broader support for Windows and Linux in the cloud. Now, after over-reliance on its own browser engine technology, Microsoft will make Google Chrome's open source core Chromium a key part of Edge, basically acknowledging that Google's technology has dominated.
Microsoft will also be a major contributor to the Chromium project because it wants Edge to be more widely used.
Joe Belfiore, vice president of Microsoft's Windows division, wrote in a blog post on Thursday: "Microsoft Edge will now be available for all supported versions of Windows, with updates and updates more frequently. & rdquo; This wording means that you can use Edge on Windows 7.
A previous report said that the company will release a browser to replace Edge. In fact, on the contrary, the company is improving the Edge to benefit more people.
“Users using Microsoft Edge (and other browsers) will experience compatibility with all sites while achieving optimal battery life and hardware integration on a variety of Windows devices,” Belfiore wrote in a blog post. .
“Web developers will have a fragmented web platform to test their sites to ensure their site users can reduce problems and increase their satisfaction; and because we continue to provide Microsoft based on an understanding of older versions of IE Edge service drivers, Enterprise IT will have improved compatibility with new and old web apps on Windows-included browsers.
“This is not the first time Microsoft has built a Mac, and it’s certainly not the first time Microsoft has brought a browser to Apple’s Mac operating system. Apple has equipped Microsoft with Internet Explorer for Mac, but said it will stop using the new version of the software in 2003. ”Belfiore writes that Microsoft expects to offer a preview version for developers in early 2019.