The latest version of the Microsoft Edge is based on Chromium, sharing its underlying technologies with Google Chrome. This provides great compatibility with modern standards, popular extensions, and makes Edge as good as its parent project. However, it looks like Google aren't happy with this situation. The company is trying to convince users to go with their original software instead.
The first step the company has taken is a notification on the Chrome Add-ons Store. When you visit the Chrome Web Store with Microsoft Edge, you will see a yellow notification banner that says "Google recommends switching to Chrome to use extensions securely" at the top of the page. There are no details on what exactly is not secure in Microsoft Edge, so the reason for the notification is unknown, and is not officially explained by Google as of now.
Today, one more change has been done to Google's services. Its popular web sites like Docs, Search, and maybe more. An alert window describes Google Chrome as a fast, secure browser that can hide ads and protect against malware.
This appears to be a response to Microsoft's very aggressive marketing in the near past. You may remember that Microsoft was showing notifications to Windows 10 users about how Edge is superior with battery life against Chrome, also making it harder to switch the default browser, trying to convince the user to keep Edge as his default browser instead of Chrome. Also, Microsoft was showing notification ads for Edge right in the taskbar.
It looks like Google decided that it was time to return the favor, by showcasing how Chrome was better to Microsoft Edge users. There is nothing new in this constant ongoing battle between the two software giants.
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4 thoughts on “Microsoft Edge Makes Google Sad”
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Nice post! I really appreciate the info. I love Edge. Very nice when working with Microsoft services such as OneDrive.
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I ran Edge DEV for 2 months as my default browser, but returned to Chrome beta as it better meets my requirements, such as large thumbnails for open tabs, faster Chromium and other updates, useful experimental flags to turn on, and a custom New Tab image is possible to do as well.
Do you want to get a lot of customers M$ stole from you back?
Make a graphical user interface for chrome that looks and feels like IE 11 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you can make an operating system that looks and feels like Win 7
you could put M$ out of business because we hate those MFers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!