Microsoft Edge was launched in 2015 and replaced Internet Explorer as the built-in web browser for Windows.
The current version runs on the EdgeHTML engine, but a replacement built on Chromium is available to download as a preview and expected to launch in fall 2019.
This Microsoft Edge review focuses on the current public version, but it draws some comparisons to the preview build based on Chromium when relevant.
Edge falls well short of other browsers in terms of features and speed. Though it does well on security, its score on privacy is mediocre because of unclear settings and a lot of data collection enabled by default.
On desktop, Edge is only compatible with Windows 10, but support for Windows 7 and later, as well as macOS, will be included in the upcoming Chromium-based release. There’s also a mobile version available for Android 4.4 and later and iOS 10.0 and later. For this review we used a Windows 10 laptop and an iPhone running iOS 12.3 for testing