Microsoft‘s new Edge service is now founded on Chromium, and the one benefiting from this is Google Chrome, in a few ways. Now, Microsoft has started to replace the old version of Edge with a new one through Windows 10‘s update system.
According to some, by any estimate, Microsoft’s either old or new version, won’t have the effect the tech giant wants it to have. That’s because, at least when it comes to the market share, Google Chrome dominates. As of December 2019, Chrome dominated over 67 percent of the browser market, as per measurements made by NetMarketShare. Firefox, the second most popular web browser at the moment, has registered only nine percent of the market share.
The New Edge Will Be Available Worldwide Soon
The news has been confirmed on Twitter, with Microsoft stating it will include the new Chromium-based Edge with the latest Windows 10 update for Insiders. The tech giant’s beta tester group of Insiders are used to receiving new features ahead of the rest of the world, and now that comprises this upgraded variant of Edge. This doesn’t come as a surprising fact, because back in January, Microsoft announced that this would happen.
“If you’d prefer not to install Microsoft Edge manually, you can wait for it to be installed in a future update to Windows 10, following our measured rollout approach over the next several months. We will start to migrate Windows 10 customers to the new Microsoft Edge in the coming weeks, starting with a subset of Windows Insiders in the Release Preview ring,” Microsoft said.
After the update is being made available to Windows Insiders, it will ultimately make its way to all the people using the platform from all over the world, apart from Enterprise and Education users. Previously, the new Microsoft Edge was accessible only after users performed a manual download from Microsoft on either Windows 10 or macOS.