Microsoft’s Chromium-Based Edge Browser Could Be Coming to Insiders Soon

Posted on February 26, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Microsoft, Windows 10 with 29 Comments

Microsoft’s big announcement at the end of last year surprised (almost) everyone: the company is adopting Google’s Chromium for the default Windows 10 browser, Microsoft Edge.

Back when the company first announced the move, it promised to start delivering preview builds of the new browser in early 2019. And considering we are just coming to the end of February, the company still has a little more time before we go into mid-2019.

From the looks of things, however, the new browser could be coming soon to Insiders. A Microsoft employee today tweeted screenshots of the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge, showing off the new-ish logo for what seems like Microsoft Edge Canary:

Screenshots of the installer for the new browser was also leaked, and the graphic suggests that Microsoft has started readying the new browser for Insiders to test.

In terms of features, it’s still very much unclear what exactly Microsoft plans to change with the new Chromium-based Edge browser. Although Microsoft plans to contribute heavily to Chromium, one of the company’s initial focus is to improve accessibility on the engine. It intends to eventually bring the browser to other platforms like macOS, too.

Details of when or how Microsoft plans to test the new browser with Insiders remains unknown. There is a possibility the company will start off with a limited testing process, however. But considering Windows 10 19H1 development is almost done, we could soon be getting our hands on the new Edge browser based on Chromium.

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