ETA on Edge (built on Chromium)?


Is there any ETA (or guestimate) on when the Chromium-based Edge will be released to the general public?

Comments (9)

9 responses to “ETA on Edge (built on Chromium)?”

  1. kshsystems

    not that I have heard, but I would guess 20H1 timeframe

  2. sentinel6671

    I'm on the Beta Channel and have yet to have an issue. It's become my solid daily driver. So happy to have Chrome that's not Chrome. :)

    • Tony Barrett

      In reply to sentinel6671:

      Great, so now instead of everything being sent to Google, it gets sent to MS. Is that actually better? I read an interesting report on the number of connections all the main browsers make on startup to various external sites. Chrome & Firefox make around 30 calls, Opera a little more (some dubious sites too!). New Edge makes over 130 calls to external sites on STARTUP - most are to various MS data collection services, which I thought was pretty staggering.

      • navarac

        In reply to ghostrider:

        Easy. Stop using browsers. The old saying - nothing is free.

      • coeus89

        In reply to ghostrider:

        Well they will naturally be collecting data when it is released. I bet the extra volume if calls is from it being in beta and therefor them collecting additional information that they wouldn't want from production users. Just a guess though. If you really want a privacy focused browser, use firefox.

  3. madthinus

    They indicated late 2019 early 2020.

  4. ggolcher says that the current version in beta (77) goes stable in early September. There's a chance that'll be the case for Edge 77 which is beta right now.

    But there's a chance that won't be the case (like v76 which did not follow Chromium's progression to Stable). Mary Jo Foley says "Microsoft still isn't providing a target date as to when Chredge will be generally available, but it's unlikely to happen until either very late this year or sometime in 2020." ( So there's that.

  5. allberry2001

    I can't wait to try it on my Chromebook