Microsoft’s Latest Browser Looks to Meet User Demand

June 20, 2016

6:00 pm

Microsoft has been working on their products to win over consumers. From Windows 10 to other software enhancements, the brand has been working hard to get back into the popular swing of the public eye.

And luckily for the brand, now is a great time to expose consumers to new ideas and products.

The brand has unveiled Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 customers. The company hopes that the web browser can challenge popular web browsers like Google Chrome and Firefox, though it’s been slow-running, according to web browser share reports.

However, Microsoft could have a gem on their hands after tests show that the Edge browser has a significant effect on battery life. Reports show that users saw up to a 53 percent battery life difference on a Windows 10 system, as opposed to similar browsers.

Battery life can seem like a small shift for new tech, but it does make a big difference for users. Especially with the rise of careers that are technologically-dependent, it’s important that browsers are able to accommodate to user needs.

In an article surrounding the examining of these claims, Mashable writes:

“Having hours of more battery life on your laptop because you chose Edge over Chrome sounds amazing. But why should we trust these claims? Testing technology battery life is notoriously difficult. You have to have multiple test beds, with vanilla set-ups, nothing extraneous running in the background that could impact battery consumption and perfectly repeatable test scripts. Compounding this is the challenge of testing web page battery consumption. Every page is different and most of what consumes power happens in the background.”

Despite the difficulties that surround battery life testing and comparisons of web browsers, it’s important that these issues are known to make technology better for more consumers.

(H/T Mashable)

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Cameron is a tech and culture journalist, comic book enthusiast, and lives near New York City. A graduate of Stockton University, she's using her words to shift the world of online journalism, one byline at a time. When she's not writing, she can be found reading sci-fi novels, collecting succulents, and planning her next obnoxious hair color. Cameron is an editorial fellow at Tech.Co. Send your tips to cameron@tech.co or tweet @BlkGirlManifest.

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