Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google's open Chrome thread engine. The move will mean that Edge will be far more compatible with websites, but Microsoft will also be able to contribute to the underlying Chrome browser code and ensure it is enhanced on Windows 10. Google has welcomed Microsoft's move in a statement to The Verge .
"Chrome has been a champion of the open website since its inception, and we welcome Microsoft to the community of Chromium contributors," a spokesperson for Google said. "We are looking forward to working with Microsoft and the networking community to promote the open web, support user choices and deliver great surfing experiences."
While Google is welcome to the movement, Mozilla is not at all. "This only increases the importance of Mozilla's role as the only independent choice," said a Mozilla spokesman in a statement to VentureBeat. "We will not admit that Google's implementation of the web is the only option consumers should have. Therefore, we built Firefox basically and why we will always fight for a truly open web."
While Microsoft and Google appear to Be adjusted, it is still unclear whether Google will create a Windows Store version of Chrome. Microsoft still has guidelines that restrict the shopping carts to their own rendering engine, which will now be Chromium-based in the future. As it says, Windows 1
Update, 2:40 ET ET December 6th : Article updated with Mozilla comment.