Microsoft today confirmed plans to rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium, in a move designed to improve web performance and app availability across platforms. Rebuilding a web browser from the ground up is no small feat, but Microsoft says it is committed to providing the best web browsing experience on Windows. A developer preview of this new version of Edge should be ready in the coming months, which will provide us with our first look at Microsoft’s new browser. Microsoft is not just slipping the Blink rendering engine of Chromium into the existing app on Windows 10; it is building the entire browser again using Chromium. It’s doing this for two reasons, the first of which is that it allows the company to bring the app to older versions of Windows such as Windows 7, Windows 8, and even Mac. Second, it will enable the app to be updated independently from the OS, which is something Insiders have been calling for since Edge’s inception in 2015. Microsoft Edge and Chromium: Your questions, answered This also means that many of Edge’s existing features will have to be rebuilt for the new version, which Microsoft says it is committed to doing. However,… Read full this story
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