Microsoft claims better battery results with Edge rather than others-More improvements coming in the Anniversary update

With Windows 10,microsoft introduced Microsoft Edge as a web browser which is claimed to be the fastest web browser by Microsoft,alongside many other advantages over the other browsers-one is battery consumption.
A new video shown off by Microsoft shows off running an HD video stream for hours,having the following results in hours:mm:seconds:

  • Chrome: 4:19:50
  • Firefox: 5:09:30
  • Opera: 6:18:33
  • Microsoft Edge: 7:22:07
The video link is here,if anyone wants to see it.Here are the raw statistics:

As per the results,Microsoft edge almost played the video stream almost 3 hours more which is 70 percent longer than chrome.Microsoft also claimed that for non-video tasks too,the browser works 36-50 percent more.The tasks include reading,opening and closing tabs,browsing etc etc.

Further more,they have released an Insight on data collected by telemetry from millions of Windows 10 PC's.The following was written in the blog post:
"We designed Microsoft Edge from the ground up to prioritize power efficiency and deliver more battery life, without any special battery saving mode or changes to the default settings."

One of the complaints from Microsoft edge is less number of features for the general availability release.This is going to end soon as Microsoft has added ton of new features in Edge in the redstone release,called the Anniversary update to be released in late July this year.For a complete change-log,you can refer the following article:

[CHANGELOG]What is new in Anniversary update till now from Windows 10 v1511

Battery improvements with the Anniversary update

Microsoft has shown some of the battery improvements also coming with the Anniversary update yesterday in the blog post which are:

  • More efficient background tabs:Modern web apps run JavaScript in the background—checking for new email, analyzing ad metrics, running animations, whatever—even when you’re not viewing the page in a browser. So with the Anniversary Update, Edge only executes background JavaScript timers once per second in background tabs. Microsoft says it sometimes results in saving 90 percent of energy.cpu-utilization-1024x327

  • More efficient Flash:In the anniversary update,flash is controlled via a separate process rather than the built in one.The benifit of this being that if the flash is hogging the resources,it would be disabled without impacting the page.
  • Battery friendly user Interface:The UI of Edge has been designed as such that it requires very less energy.Animations are a large battery eater and they have been designed efficiently in Edge.
  • Networking through Windows:Some new features are being introduced in the Windows 10 anniversary update that optimize the network that would result in faster page loading and in turn,a better performance and less battery use,says Microsoft.

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