Microsoft Edge has officially been released, and while definitely more stable than the Insider versions that users are testing, it was shipped with many features still missing—including support for ARM-based processors. Only a day after its release, however, Beta users are now able to test the Beta version of Edge with full support for the 64-bit ARM architecture. The company has been testing ARM64-support in the Dev builds of Edge for nearly a month now, providing some time to smooth out some rough edges (pun intended) before the Beta build.
The beta release gives many mobile devices running ARM-based processors—notably the company’s own Surface Pro X—the ability to run the full Chromium-based browser with uncompromised performance, with likely more stability running the Dev builds. Should testing go well, it’s possible that the feature could be added to the next stable version of Edge, presumably six weeks after its launch.
— mgradwohl (@mgradwohl) January 15, 2020
For those who aren’t caught up, the stable version of Microsoft Edge was officially released yesterday for Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 with Intel/AMD CPUs as well as for macOS. While these users are likely best to download the stable version for their general browsing needs, ARM-based PC users can test and provide feedback of the Beta version ahead of support for stable users.
Do you own an ARM-based Windows PC? Feel free to leave you comments and heads-on impressions below.