Microsoft Edge Browser To Be Replaced With A Chrome-Based Browser
Google has some areas that it has be leading in the tech space and Microsoft is following its footsteps to ensure its relevance remains intact in the industry. Microsoft Edge browser, which was introduced as a successor to the legendary Internet Explorer and boasted about for its security features, is likely toÂ replaced by another browser built on the lines of Google Chrome.
The reason behind this decision to put Edge to rest, as perÂ Windows Central, is the browserâ€™s struggle to gain attention from users, partially because of lack of developer support and unstable performance. Another reason for this lack of attention to Edge could be usersâ€™ deep-founded faith inÂ ChromeÂ by the time Edge was launched.
Microsoft isÂ likely to ditch its own EdgeHTML base,Â and believed to move to Chromium, the code base for Google Chrome. The new browser codenamed â€œAnaheimâ€ is expected to be the default browser on Windows, but weâ€™re not exactly sure if Edge will still be included in the upcoming builds of Windows 10.
Besides improving the overall web browsing experience over Edge, â€˜Anaheimâ€™ should also support almost all Chrome extensions. The new browser could be available with the public rollout ofÂ Windows 10Â 19H1 (build 18290), which is currently in the Windows Insiders Fast Ring.
Chrome is currently used onÂ 68% of the total PCsÂ while Edge is limited to merely 4.2%, despite the introduction of Edge extensions in Windows 10â€™s Microsoft Store. If Microsoft is able to pull this off, it should be able to grab a larger share of the user base, and if nothing else, it might persuade fewer people to download Chrome before any other app on a Windows PC.