With a market share of over 61%, Google Chrome is the undisputed king of browsers. This can be attributed to a lot of factors like the popularity of Google Search, Chrome in Android and the good amount of extensions and support it offers. But it was never due to the fact that Google Chrome was a touch-friendly browser because it wasn’t.
With the latest update, Google adds pull to Refresh function in Google Chrome for Windows 10 2 in 1 devices. Back in July 2017, we saw a report that this feature would soon come to Google Chrome. This feature isn’t enabled by default, the feature would have to be manually enabled by the user.
Pull to refresh option has been available for a lot of social media apps which is a small but nifty feature. With this new feature coming to Chrome users with 2 in 1 Windows 10 devices will have a much better user experience.
Microsoft Edge, on the other hand, is a more touch-friendly browser. It even has support for Windows Inking. Even with a small market share, Microsoft will not give up on Edge browser. New and exciting features like Progressive Web Apps(PWA) are coming to Edge Browser. Edge has enabled features like Service Worker and Push Notifications which makes PWA experiences much better.
Progressive Web Apps are already supported by Google Chrome. They are still in development but it can be activated by the users. Microsoft has a long way to go if they want to make Edge more popular. Of course, Edge is way much better when compared to Internet Explorer but that is still not enough for a better share of the browser market.
Microsoft Edge has a market share of only 4.67% and that when compared with the 61.47% market share of Google Chrome means that Microsoft has a lot of work to do. One of the issues with Edge browser is that Microsoft has made its update difficult. To bring new features to the users Microsoft has to give a new Windows 10 updates. Edge got new features in the Anniversary update, Creators Update, and the Fall Creators Update. Likewise, we can expect to see new features in the upcoming Redstone 4 Update which will arrive in Spring.
Other than directly competing with Google Chrome(which seems impossible), the only thing Microsoft can do is to make Edge better with a lot of much-requested features and wait for the users to start using it.