Microsoft reportedly working on Chrome-style browser to replace Edge

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Microsoft's new Chromium-based browser is codenamed Anaheim internally. But if all this is true, then Microsoft's EdgeHTML engine and Edge as we know it will be no more. It is a fact that Windows 10 is now used by over 400 million users globally but lately, its updates have been causing users a great deal of trouble and especially with Microsoft's October 2018 update for Windows 10 version 1809. Using the Chromium engine could help Microsoft's new browser work with the same extensions available to Chrome. A brand new browser based on the Chromium engine could go a long way toward drawing in more users and resolving numerous complaints about Edge.

Windows Central reports that Microsoft is working on a replacement for its Edge web browser - which is the default option in Windows 10 - that will use Google's Chromium base under the hood.

Windows Central say they have spoken to sources who suggest "Microsoft is throwing in the towel with EdgeHTML".

Microsoft's future web browser is now codenamed Anaheim and we doubt it'll be keep the Edge moniker as it'll see major changes in pretty much every aspect. It certainly was universally more liked than Internet Explorer, with Microsoft Edge even making its way to Android and iOS.

It's unclear whether this new Chromium-powered browser will keep the Edge name. Honestly, we can't wait to see what Microsoft could do with the Chromium engine.

However, it struggled in the face of competition, and in May 2012 it was announced that Google's Chrome overtook Internet Explorer as the most used browser worldwide. For some time now, web developers have been using Chrome's rendering engine (Chromium) to optimise their websites. Being a part of the Fast ring means that you get updates approximately every two weeks, which can be extremely buggy. Ever since Chrome OS entered the scene, we've been waiting for Microsoft to come out with its own pared down version of Windows, but its half-hearted attempts (Windows 10 S, Windows RT) have all fallen flat.

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