Microsoft has decided to remove its Edge browser from the beta label by making it available to download on the Microsoft’s edge website. Microsoft has been working on the revamp of its edge browser for the past year to make it smart enough to help people on a better scale while using it. Edge was first introduced in 2015 as a part of a modernization effort to scrap-out the old Internet Explorer code.
The new version of the Edge browser has received a fundamental change which marks a shift to Chromium, Google’s open-source foundation for the Chrome browser. Microsoft’s decision of using Chromium resolves many of its initial compatibility problems. The new version of the browser will also have a new logo – a circular crashing wave tinted blue, green and aqua, though it is reminiscent of the Internet Explorers’ old blue IE “e” icon.
Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Windows, Joe Belfiore in a blog post said, “The new Microsoft Edge is now available to download on all supported versions of Windows and MacOS in more than 90 languages.” However, Microsoft hasn’t yet decided to push this software to the customer PC.
Alike Microsoft, many of the developers of Samsung, Brave, Vivaldi, Opera and others have been shifting to Chromium which reflects more influence to Google’s vision for the web. By doing this allied companies get an opportunity to collaborate with Google. On the other hand, Google has seen to have greater influence compared with the remaining browser engines available in the market such as Mozilla’s Firefox and Apple’s Safari.
Across the globe, Chrome dominates browser usage which accounts to 64% of total web activity.