Chromium Engine based Microsoft Edge

  • Posted By Jajish Thomas
  • On 5th January 2020 at 10:15 AM IST
  • Tags: chromium edge, chromium browser, edge update

All new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser will be available in 2020 beginning via Automatic Updates on home computers.

Previously in September 2019, Microsoft announced that Chromium engine based Edge browser will be available on January 15 for Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 and macOS. But Windows 7 extended support will end on January 14, 2020.

A new logo for Chromium engine-based Edge was also released before. The new Chromium engine based Edge icon replaces the blue "e" with a green blue wave shape icon, as shown below.

Chromium engine based Microsoft Edge Logo

Microsoft Edge is changing from its proprietary EdgeHTML engine to Chromium engine, the open-source engine that powers Chrome Browser. Changing from proprietary EdgeHTML engine to Chromium engine will increase the compatibility of Microsoft Edge with other Chromium based browsers, including Google Chrome.

Microsoft clarifies that the web pages working on Internet Explorer 11, Google Chrome or the current version of Edge will work in Chromium based Edge browser also. Web developers can now relax, with no additional compatibility checks for Microsoft Edge browser for the web pages they develop.

Chromium engine based Edge browser will become active automatically and previous Edge browser on your computer will get hidden. All the shortcuts will be replaced with new shortcuts to Chromium based browser.

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