GeneralSecretary writes: Microsoft has pushed out its now Edge browser to replace the much-reviled Internet Explorer. Edge removed a lot of the legacy code of IE and the need to maintain backwards compatibility with it. It is a much more modern browser, implementing much more of HTML 5, ES6, and CSS 3 specs. Microsoft also intends to push out automatic updates frequently. Considering the large install base of Windows, this gives Microsoft a much stronger ability to influence the Web. This article discusses the idea of Microsoft using that influence to make Web Apps take over from Native Apps on mobile, this giving Windows Phone a fighting chance against iOS and Android.