Microsoft Edge users have received warnings, on trying to install its extensions, or, whenever they try to use Google service.
The latest version of Microsoft Edge browser, appears a bit, too close, to Google.
Both of them are based, on Chromium project open source. This translates to the fact that, both share huge parts, of the same code.
This has enabled Edge users, to add some valuable browser extensions from, either, Microsoft, or, Chrome store.
Google appears, not to be pleased, with this development, such that, the giant tech company is, sending strong warning, to its users, when they visit anyone of Google’s sites, through Microsoft Edge.
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Users must have observed this, when they tried adding Chrome extension, from its Store.
As a matter of interest, Edge is, not the only browser, on Chromium.
An irony that, however, comes with this is that, a browser developed, by Microsoft, does not have the luxury of a big market share such that, it will, fundamentally, redesign its browser, from scratch and no one will, even, notice.
No doubt, Google has the established lead, having close to 70%, of web browsers, preferring Chrome.
Even Firefox that comes as second, enjoys, barely 10% of users. Edge is, nowhere near, at all.
With this insignificant number, how come Google is, so, concerned, with the “threats” Edge poses?
It does not have anything to do, with cyber security, anyway. Google generates money, by displaying targeted ads, on its search engine.
Google gathers information on you and tracks your online activities. Trust me, Google does this, very well.
Do not forget that, Bing is the default search engine, for Microsoft and not Google and that is where Microsoft, sells its ads.
Now, most times, when you switch to another web browser you will, likely, employ an ad-blocker that, makes it difficult, for Google to make money, from your information.
Google is, by far, a leading global platform for ads and it prefers to control the entirety, of user experience, to enable it display its ads, at maximum.
With all the power display of Google, Microsoft can rival the giant tech company. It has the resources that, can take a bite, into Google browser’s market share.
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