Microsoft Edge browser gets significant speed Improvements in Windows 10 TH2

Microsoft Edge logoOne of the apps that got significantly improved with the release of Windows 10 Threshold 2 is Microsoft Edge, the browser that comes to replace Internet Explorer as the default option in the operating system.

In TH2, however, Edge received significant speed improvements and most of them come as part of the EdgeHTML 13 engine that's available for the first time to users in this new OS update.

Previously tested by insiders, EdgeHTML 13 is the first major update to Edge's browsing engine and significantly improves speed, with benchmarks published by Microsoft coming to confirm this.

In HTML5 tests, for example, Microsoft Edge scored 458 points, which is an improvement of 56 points over EdgeHTML 12 and 117 points over Internet Explorer. This is living proof that Edge continues to evolve, Microsoft says, and it can easily replace Internet Explorer as the default browser on consumer and business PCs.

Microsoft Edge browser gets significant speed Improvements in Windows 10 TH2

Windows 10 TH2 also improved the browser's speed and feature support for Chakra, the JavaScript engine that's actually powering Edge.

Benchmarks posted by Microsoft also prove that Edge is the highest-scoring desktop browser in Kangax ES6, which as the company explains, “measures support for the component features of ES2015, perhaps the largest update in JavaScript history.”

Edge 13 obtained a score of 84 percent while rivals such as Google Chrome and Firefox are behind with lower ratings.

Microsoft's EdgeHTML 13 is powering the browser not only on PCs, but also on smartphones, so Windows 10 Mobile will debut very soon on new Lumia phones but also on existing Windows Phone device models, with the very same speed improvements.

At the same time, Microsoft's also working to bring extension support to the browser, but sources say that this feature won't arrive sooner than the summer of 2016 when the Redstone OS update is expected to be completed.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: browsers, Microsoft, Microsoft Edge

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