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The end of Edge

Windows 10 to replace Edge with a new Chromium web browser

Microsoft gives up on Edge, and now, it's building a new default web browser for Windows 10 based on the Chromium rendering engine.

Microsoft is reportedly building a new web browser using Google’s Chromium rendering engine, and it’s expected to become the new default on Windows 10.

Originally, the software giant introduced Microsoft Edge to replace Internet Explorer bringing a modern browsing experience to go against Chrome, Firefox, and others.

Although the new design work for the most part, the EdgeHTML rendering engine behind the browser always had its share of problems, and it struggled to compete with other modern browsers to the point that the software giant has decided to give up and embrace Chromium on Windows 10.

Chromium is a web browsing rendering engine created by Google, which became popular thanks to the popularity of the Chrome browser across devices. No surprising, it’s also the preferred rendering engines by web developers and even Google to optimize their websites and services as Chromium is usually the first to adopt new web technologies.

As a result of the lack of interest from developers and adoption from users, it appears that now Microsoft is ready to adopt Chromium as the default rendering engine for Windows 10. However, we’re still in the early days, and it’s unclear when the new browser will release or what the name will be.

The new shift was first reported on Windows Central, and according to the report, the project is currently known as “Anaheim.” In addition, The Verge also reports that Microsoft is expected to officially reveal this project in the coming days.