Microsoft Edge beta is now optimized for your M1 Mac

Microsoft released an optimized version of its Edge browser for the new Macs powered by Apple’s M1 silicon back in December last year. But so far, that build has been limited to the experimental Canary channel targeted at developers. Now, the company has finally pushed the ARM64 version of Edge browser that runs natively on the M1 Macs to the beta channel.

Windows Central reports that Microsoft has released a beta version of Edge with native support for Apple Silicon. If you live in Microsoft’s ecosystem or just prefer its take on web surfing, you should see better performance and avoid quirks that might pop up using Rosetta 2 translation.

Canary and Dev versions arrived in December and early January respectively, although those were very rough compared to this new software.

The beta still isn’t a polished release, so you might run into bugs. You might want to hold off if you depend on Edge for work. It should still be viable for everyday use, though. This also suggests that a stable release is coming relatively soon even if you’re cautious, you’ll have yet another M1 browser choice if Safari, Chrome or Firefox doesn’t suit your tastes.

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