Microsoft to roll out a standalone Chromium-based Edge installer

Madeleine Dean By: Madeleine Dean
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Microsoft announced in late 2018 that they were going to switch EdgeHTML over to push a new Chromium-based Edge browser, thereby creating its own Google Chrome Browser version.

The company confirmed that a test version of the new Microsoft Edge browser would be released early 2019. Microsoft’s engineers also stated that the date for the release of the test version of Microsoft Edge is not yet known, but it is expected to be announced in the early months of the year.

While the exact release date is still unknown, we expect the company to roll out the first version of its Chromium-based sometime at the end of March or the beginning of April.

It was believed that the preview version would be available to the Window Insider Program only. However, the company had made it clear that this is going to be a standalone installer. In other words, everyone will be able to get a feel of how the latest Chromium Microsoft Edge browser functions.

The browser can be installed even if one is configured for Windows Insider Builds or not.

The company is making efforts towards getting as many Insider builds as possible to go live. Microsoft is making sure that the first preview version is going to offer a great experience to all users.

If the big M want to impress potential Edge users, that’s the best strategy to use. The first impression always matters. If the first versions of the Chromium-based Edge browser are very fast, highly responsive and support all the features and options that users need, then chances are this will be a successful experiment for Microsoft.

Again, while there is no Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) concerning the stable version of the Chromium-based Edge, it will most likely go live when the next major OS upgrade is released.

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