Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge is real, and it's coming to the Mac

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge is real, and it's coming to the Mac

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge is real, and it's coming to the Mac

It's sad that the web has evolved into this, and although you can't really compare the world of IE6 to today, there are similarities there that can't be forgotten, but for Microsoft and its users, this is a good move, and we look forward to seeing how the project evolves.

Google is the most prominent user of the Chromium open source code, which is the base of the Chrome browser. Microsoft has now made some major announcements for Microsoft Edge. "By adopting Chromium, Microsoft hands over control of even more of online life to Google", Chris Beard, wrote in a blog post.

Reasons for the Shift The reasons for the shift to the Chromium platform are that it will improve the experience for "both end users and developers" using Edge, Belfiore explained. According to Microsoft, this move will provide better web compatibility for customers and less web fragmentation for web developers. The new browser will also come to Windows 7 and Windows 8, and will update independently of Windows updates.

Over the next year, Microsoft plans to move Edge to a "Chromium-compatible" platform on Windows 10. The new variant, codenamed Anaheim, will be rebuilt on the Chromium platform and use the Blink rendering engine and V8 JavaScript engine. The Edge app for iOS uses the WebKit engine. In the first place, Microsoft has implemented Edge on their latest operating system, Windows 10, by default.

Secondly, Microsoft announced that updates to Microsoft Edge will now be delivered for all the supported versions of Windows more frequently.

Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge is real, and it's coming to the Mac
Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge is real, and it's coming to the Mac

On the one hand, the date when Microsoft Edge will reach macOS is unknown, for the time being, since Microsoft has not yet revealed any official information in this regard. The program was worked with a fresh out of the plastic new rendering motor, EdgeHTML.

By switching to Chromium, Microsoft is finally ditching the existing EdgeHTML browser engine. Likely that's the plan, although Microsoft hasn't specifically said so, at least in recent public announcements. All in, this is great news for anyone who struggled with Edge and the fact that websites and web apps simply didn't play well with it from the beginning.

One report previously suggested that the company would release a browser to replace Edge.

But the company, of course, I am talking about the tech giant Microsoft wants to offer even more and data begin to show that there is yet another project on the way. Moving over to Chromium has another benefit: more frequent releases.

These strategies limit competing browsers and force them to use only Microsoft's edge rendering engine. It'll contribute Windows accessibility capabilities to the Chromium codebase, as well as improvements in "desktop touch, gesture recognition and scroll/panning smoothness".

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