Microsoft launched its new Chromium-based Edge browser back in January. At launch, however, the stable builds of the new browser did not include native support for Windows on ARM devices.
Just a day after the official launch, though, Microsoft introduced support for ARM64 devices on the beta channel with version 80 of the browser. Today, ARM support on the new Microsoft Edge is coming to all users in the stable release.
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As The Verge reported. Microsoft is releasing Edge version 80 to the stable channel for both Windows and Mac, which introduces support for ARM64 devices like the Surface Pro X. Previously, Edge ran on ARM devices via an emulator, which hogged the performance down.
“We’re happy to announce we have released the new Microsoft Edge for ARM to all Insider channels,” the release notes for Edge version 80 explain. “Microsoft Edge is now running natively for the ARM64 architecture, which is used in some Windows 10 devices like the new Surface Pro X. The ARM version of Microsoft Edge will automatically replace the previous configuration, in which the 32-bit version was running in an emulator.”
Microsoft’s new Edge browser can be downloaded on your ARM devices here.
<blockquote><em><a href="#519012">In reply to Roncerr:</a></em></blockquote><p>It does not completely replace it but it does hide it very well. </p>
<p>My chief concern with ChrEdge was with my cable company's video stream. Xfinity allows its customers to watch their cable channels in a browser, but I could never get it to work in Chrome-based browsers. In all the preview editions of ChrEdge the Xfinity site appeared unable to connect to the streaming channel. It works flawlessly in old Edge. To my pleasant surprise, Xfinity works just fine in the final release. </p>