Microsoft could replace Edge with a Chrome-based browser

Microsoft could replace Edge with a Chrome-based browser

The new browser id codenamed "Anaheim", and it is also unknown if it will share the same UI or not.

Following that old saying, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em", Microsoft might be kicking its Edge browser to the curb and replacing it with a Chromium-based browser. As those old enough to remember the dark days of Internet Explorer hegemony will certainly recall, having a single rendering engine powering most of the known browser world means that "web standards" are whatever that engine decides to do.

There are two very interesting rumours about Microsoft circulating the intertubes today, both involving Alphabet's Chrome products.

However, if even a company like Microsoft is no longer willing to develop a new rendering engine or a fork of an existing open source rendering engine, then it may no longer be practical enough to fork such large projects.

In context: Microsoft is going on the offensive against Google now more than ever if recent findings are anything to go by. That's why Microsoft throwing in the towel on EdgeHTML is a good thing. These browsers were faster and more advanced than Internet Explorer and they slowly chipped away at Microsoft's browser market share, prompting Microsoft to essentially kill IE in 2015 and replace it with Edge.

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It remains to be seen if this will finally make Microsoft's default browser one that's popular with the users.

It's not clear when Microsoft might introduce its next browser-Windows Central reckons it will show up in the 19H1 Windows Insider builds that are now being tested.

An Arm port of Google Chrome is coming to Snapdragon laptops, but when? However, EdgeHTML has struggled to keep up with the WebKit-based Blink engine used in Google Chrome and its Chromium subsidiaries.

Following rumors reported by Windows Central, sources that The Verge has spoken to claim that Microsoft will announce the new Chrome-based browser later this week. Moreover, using an engine that's common among the majority of browsers lets developers (and in turn, users) avoid inter-browser website compatibility issues.

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