- Microsoft has been released to Microsoft, the default web browser on Windows 10, according to reports from The Verge and Windows Central.
- Instead, Microsoft could release a new browser that's based on Chromium, the web engine that powers The leading Google Chrome browser.
- Chromium is a leading web standard, while Microsoft's own EdgeHTML has lagged considerably.
- Among other things, this would open the door for Google Chrome to finally come to the Windows Store on Windows 10 .
Microsoft is slated to discontinuous Edge, the browser that comes built into Windows 1
The idea, according to those reports, is that Microsoft is moving away from its own EdgeHTML rendering engine and towards Chromium, the web engine that powers Google Chrome. Chromium, first released by Google in 2008, has become the web's predominant standard, thanks to the wild success of the Chrome browser.
The success of Chromium has become something of a headache for Microsoft, both internally and externally – the Verge reports that employees and customers alike have been "frustrated" that the Microsoft Edge browser does not work properly with some websites and apps that were optimized for Chromium.
And so, it sounds like Microsoft is ready to release a new browser, based on Chromium, that would leave EdgeHTML in the past. Intriguingly, the Verge reports that this move would also open the door for a version of Google Chrome on the Windows app store – the main thing stopping that from happening, so far, is that Microsoft has required all web browsers in the Windows Store to use Edge .html. If EdgeHTML goes, so too will that barrier.
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Of note is that this new browser could recycle the Edge name, and it could even take much of its interface. Microsoft Edge kan altså ikke være så modent eller fuldt udstyret som Google Chrome, men det har en slink-interface og ganske solid performance. Men, motoren er selve hjertet av en webleser, og uten EdgeHTML, det ville virkelig og virkelig være et helt nytt stykke programvare, uansett Microsoft end up naming it.
Additionally, such a web browser could play right into a new round of rumors that Microsoft is working on a so-called "Windows Lite." Die hypothetische versie van Windows zou worden verwijderd om meer te zijn dan een web browser, vergelijkbaar met Google ChromeOS, dat is Microsoft's belangrijkste concurrent in de klasroom markt.
In the same way that Google ChromeOS is based on a Chromium core, Microsoft could provide the foundation for that "Windows Lite," a stripped-down version of Google's operating system own turf.
Microsoft declined to comment. The Verge reports that there could be more details as soon as this week.