Microsoft has officially unveiled the updated Edge browser, redesigned for the modern Chromium engine. It is available to all users of 64-bit tenth Windows; in the future, the browser is expected to adapt for macOS and older versions of Windows. The first builds of the new Edge still support the English interface.
Microsoft's modified browser echoes Fluent Design - the general design style of Windows 10 and outwardly has a recognizable similarity to Google Chrome. Reiterating the concept of the previous version of Edge based on the EdgeHTML engine, the startup display of a new browser of choice could be an information feed along with a search string.
In another mode, the start page contains only the search line without an information feed. At the same time, the background image is constantly changing. In addition, there may be no background moving image at the user's discretion. And also special settings help to make the start screen according to your preferences.
In addition, the new Microsoft Edge browser allows you to import bookmarks and passwords from previous versions of Edge or Chrome browsers. Also, when activating the corresponding setting, it is provided to install extensions from other sources.
By default, the browser has the Bing search engine, but you can manually change it if you want. Synchronization of history, passwords and other important information occurs through a Microsoft account.
For the first time Edge browser was introduced in 2015 simultaneously with the "ten" Windows. Initially, the browser worked on EdgeHTML - Microsoft's proprietary engine. Its main purpose was to replace Internet Explorer. Older versions of the browser that preceded the recently released Edge were slower and less refreshing than other Chromium-powered browsers. Edge was lagging behind modern web standards. In addition, there was a risk of undetected vulnerabilities that could cause the user to lose their data.
The official reason the company decided to migrate its proprietary Microsoft Edge to Chromium was to improve site integration and simplify app development. According to the unofficial version, the rework of Edge is related to constant modifications of Google applications, which could cause them to work with errors in other browsers.
The Topic of Article: Official builds of the updated Microsoft Edge browser have been released.