Microsoft’s Upcoming Edgium Browser Revealed in More Detail

Posted on March 23, 2019 by Mehedi Hassan in Windows 10 with 9 Comments

Microsoft is expected to release its new Chromium-based Edge browser soon. The company has been talking about the new browser, codenamed Anaheim, for a while. And it’s slowly getting closer to an Insider release.

Although we have already had a good look at what the browser would look like, some more screenshots of the browser were leaked yesterday. What you see above is the new Chromium-based Edge browser, and it seems slightly more polished than before. 

The installer for the new Microsoft Edge browser had leaked recently, though we weren’t able to actually install the browser ourselves. Microsoft has been quietly updating the installer for the browser though, so the release should not be too far away.

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser shouldn’t be too different from Google Chrome. Microsoft has obviously layered its own design over the top of Chromium, so the experience could be identical to Microsoft Edge as you know it. But the inside of the browser will be significantly different, and Microsoft’s even working on its own extensions store that should allow you to install both Edge and Chrome extensions on the browser. The company also plans to bring some of Edge’s popular features like smooth scrolling to Chromium.

For now, though, the wait continues for the new browser’s release.

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9 responses to “Microsoft’s Upcoming Edgium Browser Revealed in More Detail”

  1. locust infested orchard inc

    Quote by Mehedi Hassan, "Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser shouldn't be too different from Google Chrome... But the inside of the browser will be significantly different..."

    Too right the internals of Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge will be significantly different. For one, a well-known popular Blink-based Chromium browser shall for the first time have no data-siphoning capabilities (because Opera, Vivaldi, and Brave are bearly known outside the enthusiast and pro communities).

    Microsoft's strategic manoeuvre to utilise the open source Chromium code can potentially usurp Google's Chrome crown as the most widely used browser over time, once the layperson recognises Google, with three successful antitrust investigations into the violation of the EU's competition laws against it, simply cannot be trusted with the free services it offers and the hand-in-hand data-harvesting.

    Secondly, if the default UI of 'Edgium' is near identical to Chrome, then there should be no resistance to using 'Edgium' by the masses.

    Thirdly, with the Chromium code being open source, Microsoft can expend its efforts into making its 'Edgium' feature-rich, rather than worrying about ensuring it meets the latest W3C HTML5 specifications.

  2. Tony Barrett

    Looks like MS are going to make it super, super easy to move from Chrome to Edge-ium. A couple of clicks, and that could include (I assume) saved passwords, cookies, extensions etc. Oh yes, it's pretty easy to see what MS are aiming at now. It's going to be win32 as well, so compatible with 7, 8 and 10. though it remains to be seen how many will take up Microsoft's offer!

    • skane2600

      In reply to ghostrider:

      Do they plan to promote it for Windows 7 post end-of-life? I doubt many people in 7 would even know of its existence unless Microsoft installs it as an update or prompts them to download it.

  3. lwetzel

    Sure hope they keep the

    1. Save Tabs button
    2. Microsoft Translate extension and it works in the browser like it does in Edge
    3. Ask Cortana about "something your interested in" in the right click menu of Edge

    Use those ALL the time.

  4. maktaba

    So far looking good.

  5. navarac

    The leaked build works well and I'm liking what I see so far. Whether I'll come over from the "dark side" is an unknown at the moment, as it's easier to be a Luddite.