Microsoft officially announced to develop Microsoft Edge based on Chromium
Previously, we mentioned that Microsoft may abandon the Microsoft Edge browser. The Microsoft Edge browser market share is still very low. Now, Microsoft will replace the kernel on top of Microsoft Edge, and the overall interface will remain unchanged.
Microsoft said it would allow the Internet to serve users in a more compatible way:
For Microsoft to abandon its own kernel and switch to Google’s open source project, Microsoft called this change to let the Internet serve users in a more compatible way.
The Google Chrome series is currently the most popular browser in the world, so each website is prioritized for compatibility with the browser.
For users, sometimes using Microsoft Edge to browse the web will cause compatibility problems, which is what Microsoft wants to help users solve.
Microsoft is committed to contributing to Chromium:
Now embracing Microsoft, which is open source, is really good at open source projects. Microsoft also promises to continue to contribute to the project after using Chromium.
Chromium isn’t just for Google Chrome, and OPERA, Vivaldi, and many other browsers are using Chromium.
After Microsoft participates in the open source community, it will continue to feedback the open source community and contribute to the better development of the Chromium open source project.
The new EDGE browser will also support Windows 7:
Microsoft’s Microsoft Edge browser is pre-installed on Windows 10 but is also available only on Windows 10 systems.
Now that Microsoft has replaced the Microsoft Edge browser with the Chromium kernel, it will also develop a new version that supports the Windows 7 and 8.1 operating systems.
Even Microsoft is considering bringing Microsoft Edge browsers to Apple’s macOS system in an effort to provide better service to more Internet users.
Finally, the new browser is expected to release the first beta version in early 2019, when all users should be able to manually download the beta version for the experience.