Last month, Microsoft blogged about a new feature in the May 2020 update for Windows 10 that could dramatically reduce how much RAM its Edge browser uses, with internal tests showing up to 27 percent less. It sounded great, but it will have to wait—Google has decided to disable the feature in Chromium, the underlying architecture powering Edge and its own Chrome browser.

The feature is a way of managing RAM in Windows, called segment heap. And initially, Google seemed excited about the development as well, noting that early testing “suggests that this could save hundreds of MB in the browser… with the greatest savings coming on many-core machines.”

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