After months of teasing and speculation,
Windows Insiders and intrigued media finally received an official name for
Microsoft's new browser initiative. Initially the browser was known as Project
Spartan, however recently it received its official name, Edge.
According to Microsoft, Edge is setting
a higher and better benchmark than Internet Explorer 11 and its comparable or
better than other modern day browsers. Even in Octane 2.0 benchmarks, Edge
outpaced Internet Explorer 11 and scored higher than Chrome Canary and Firefox
Alpha. With the Jetstream benchmark,
Edge beat out Internet Explorer 11, Chrome, and Firefox.
Microsoft attributes these leaps in
performance to the more than 4,200 interoperability improvements the new
browser maintains. According to the development team behind Edge, the Edge
browser was designed to help developers focus on content rather than browser
compatibility moving forward.
One feature that was mentioned during the
Edge presentation was the ability to turn websites into apps that leverage
unique Windows 10 features like Xbox live achievements. While this news is
rather impressive, it seems to be only part of the story for Edge.
We're sure to see more information on
how Edge can be leveraged in the Windows Store, Windows Phone, and
Enterprise. We’ll be sure to keep you posted. Stay tuned!