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Microsoft is Developing a New Chromium Browser for Windows 10


Microsoft is an amazing tech company that has created lots of successful apps and software. However, the one thing that Microsoft is not able to do is to develop a successful browser. Microsoft developed Edge for Windows 10 back in 2015 and the browser shipped with a new EdgeHTML engine. Not just that, but Edge was built to become the perfect Google Chrome replacement because it features a plethora of cool features while being lightweight at the same time.

On the downside of things, Edge never lived up to its promise and most people are still using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari instead. Therefore, no one should be shocked to find out that Microsoft is planning to part ways with Edge and build a brand-new browser that is powered by Chromium.

New Chromium Browser for Windows 10

From the looks of it, Microsoft realized that Edge will never be able to compete against Google Chrome and decided that its time to build its own Chromium browser. For those who are unfamiliar with the term Chromium, this is the engine that powers Google Chrome.

Codename “Anaheim”

Even though Microsoft doesn’t want to reveal too much information about the upcoming browser, we do know that it is codenamed Anaheim. Nonetheless, the fact that Microsoft’s new browser will use Chromium means that websites will behave just like they do on Google Chrome and not on Edge. This is a good thing because Edge is known for having stability issues.

19H1 Development Cycle

The last thing that we need to mention about Anaheim is that it will be introduced via the 19H1 development cycle. This means that Windows 10 Insiders (beta testers) are already checking out Anaheim’s features in the Fast ring. If the beta phase is successful, then Anaheim might launch during the upcoming months.