September 20, 2020

Chromium Microsoft Edge will be officially launched via Windows Updates next month

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Beginning January 15, 2020, Microsoft will automatically provide Windows 10 users with its new Chromium-based Edge browser via Windows Update.

Chromium Microsoft Edge icon

Last month, the first RC version of the new Edge was released. Microsoft said that the official version will be fully rolled out from January 15 next year, and also said that the new Edge will be shipped with Windows 10 after it is officially launched. Specifically, the Chromium-based version of Edge will not be associated with the release of the Windows operating system, and Microsoft will automatically provide the new Edge for all PCs running Windows 10 version 1709 or later through Windows Update.

Microsoft’s documentation states:

“The next version of Microsoft Edge features more frequent and more flexible updating capabilities. Because browser releases aren’t bound to the Windows major releases, changes will be made to the operating system to ensure that the next version of Microsoft Edge fits seamlessly into Windows. As a result, feature updates will be released on a 6-week cycle (approximately.) Security and compatibility updates will be shipped as needed.”