Edge or Chrome?

I am excited to see the changes in Edge in it’s move to Chromium.

With there being no 100% Microsoft Mobile platform (phone), what would I gain by using Edge instead of Chrome across my PC and Android Device? I already like how Chrome syncs between my PC and Pixel 3 XL and not sure what benefit I would get my moving to Edge. I’d like to but I might as well stay on Chrome and not worry about another account to sync my browser data.

Curious what others are considering in this matter…

Conversation 3 comments

  • wright_is

    Premium Member
    10 May, 2019 - 10:44 am

    <p>I use Firefox on both platforms (Windows and Android). It syncs just like Edge and Chrome do.</p><p>The only downside of not using Chrome is that a third party browser can't share stored passwords with apps. On the other hand, I'd never trust a browser to store my passwords, so I don't care.</p><p>I've had Firefox as my standard browser on Windows since 2002 and it has been my standard browser on Android for about a year (I used Edge for a while before that and before that Chrome). Chrome is deactivated in the settings on my phones and can't be started.</p><p>As I don't use any Google services, other than the Play Store, I don't really miss anything and I reduce my Google tracking footprint a little – or a lot, at home I have my own DNS server, which blocks most of the Google tracking (and all of Facebook &amp; Co.).</p><p>At the end of the day, if you don't mind Google tracking you, stick with Chrome, if you don't like it, use something else. Brave, Firefox or Opera being the obvious alternatives.</p>

  • yoshi

    Premium Member
    10 May, 2019 - 12:56 pm

    <p>I don't think there would be much benefit if you don't depend on the Microsoft ecosystem. The only argument would be the possibility of better privacy. But if Chrome works for you, and you aren't concerned about the privacy aspect, then I don't see any reason to switch. </p>

  • jimchamplin

    Premium Member
    10 May, 2019 - 4:50 pm

    <p>I may be switching from Chrome to Edge. I like the MSA connections, personally. </p><p><br></p><p>Im going to have both installed, but with Edge 75 as my default. Especially now during the dev phase. </p>

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