INTRO: The tech giant Microsoft has been beta testing its latest Chromium-based Edge browser for more than six months now. Many of the users have shifted themselves from google chrome to chromium edge now. The company recently started bringing out the new Chromium-based Edge browser to users via the Windows 10 May 2020 update. But, from now onwards the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser will be available by default with the next Windows 10 update.
The company launched the first Windows 10 20H2 build, and the next feature update was just a day before yesterday. It does not bring any major changes except for the fact that the new Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, comes baked into the Operating System by default. It will now replace the existing Edge HTML-based version.
As it is confirmed in the official blog post from Microsoft, “Windows 10, version 20H2 will offer a scoped set of new features to improve the performance and it will enhance quality. It will also be the first version of Windows 10 to include the new Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium.” The latest build is already reaching out to users in the latest Windows 10 Dev channel.
The new Microsoft Edge, based on Chromium, has received a lot of feature updates over the past six-odd months we can say. The company has added a vertical tab UI, they have improved the built-in PDF reader, profile switching, sidebar search (this feature is coming soon), and more. It is a feature-rich and memory-efficient browser than would make you want to switch from Chrome. It will now support all your Chrome extensions without a hitch and issues, so there is nothing to worry about in the department of extensions.
The revamped Edge browser is now available as a standalone download at the moment. You can head over to this link to download and try it out right away. This would be fixed with the Windows 10 20H2 update (possibly the November 2020 update), which is expected to roll out later this year.