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First Builds of Chromium-based Edge Browser Release by Microsoft

23 years after developing its own browser engine, Microsoft announced late last year in December that the company’s Edge browser would use Google Chrome as a base. In March 2019 Microsoft new Chromium edge browser leaked online and downloaded links for the browser has been posted to popular beta sharing portals. But now the first official packages are available you can get them from Google Play Store you just need to download it.


Microsoft is following generally the same development cycle which is established by Chrome and Firefox like daily untested builds on the Canary Channel, weekly tested builds in the Dev Channel, and Beta/Stable Channels updated every six weeks. The browser is currently available for Windows 10, but it also support for other platforms such as Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and macOS will come later.


In the blog post, Microsoft company also referenced various improvements it has already made to the Chromium project. For instance, the Microsoft company has been working with Google engineers to get the browser working on Qualcomm-based windows laptops which delivers the connectivity they want and the power they need. Some of the other upgrades which include better compatibility with the Windows touch keyboard, Windows Hello support in the Web Authentication API and better high contrast support.

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Microsoft Edge for Android will be generally unaffected by these changes since this version already uses a Chromium base. You can download the preview builds from the source link below.

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