Microsoft may back off in browser war, reportedly adopting Chrome code

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Unknown is whether Microsoft will keep the Edge name or give the browser a new name or whether the user interface between Edge and Anaheim will differ, according to Windows Central.

According to media reports, Microsoft will announce a new browser, a replacement for Edge, later this week.

If that's legit, it'll see Microsoft swap out the EdgeHTML engine it built from scratch for the one that's part of the open source Chromium base, and powers Google Chrome, Opera, and fearless. It is a fact that Windows 10 is now used by over 400 million users globally but lately, its updates have been causing users a great deal of trouble and especially with Microsoft's October 2018 update for Windows 10 version 1809.

Google continues to lead the way when it comes to surfing the web with its Chrome browser now the most popular in the world.

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Now, however, we may be near the point in which Microsoft throws in the towel and switches to a browser based on Chromium, Google's open-source browser project upon which Chrome (and several other browser, like courageous or Opera) is built. This will mean Microsoft is ditching its own EdgeHTML.

However, this time, rather than creating something completely unique Microsoft is abandoning EdgeHTML and rather looking to build their new browser off Chromium, the same rendering engine that was first popularised by Google's Chrome Browser.

The edge browser, which was supposed to replace Internet Explorer and was hailed as being far faster, has struggled to attract users - despite being free in every copy of Windows 10.

The Microsoft Edge browser was met with a lot of excitement when it launched three years ago, but since then has become a disappointment. This initiative could also pave the way for development of the new Chromium-based browser. As such, many web developers treat Chrome as the base for their apps and sites, and many web apps are built specifically with Chrome (and thus Chromium) in mind. Edge never managed to get traction with users; it now has 4.34% market share according to NetMarketShare, compared to Chrome's 63.6%. Let us know down below!