It seems that Microsoft is not happy with the growth of Microsoft Edge, it’s the default browser for Windows 10. That’s why it plans to ditch out the development of its Edge browser.
Built from the scratch with a new rendering engine known as EdgeHTML, Microsoft Edge was designed to be fast, lightweight, and secure, but it launched with a plethora of issues that resulted in users rejecting it early on. Edge has since struggled to gain traction, thanks to its continued instability and lack of mindshare, from users and web developers.
As per latest reports the company will start to work on the completely new browser. The rumors state that the new browser will be using Chromium – Google’s rendering engine that powers the Chrome browser, for the foundation of the new browser. The project is presently named as Anaheim and will host web pages in a fashion pretty similar to how Google’s Chrome handles it.
Using Chromium means websites should behave just like they do on Google Chrome in Microsoft’s new Anaheim browser, meaning users shouldn’t suffer from the same instability and performance issues found in Edge today. This is the first step towards revitalizing Windows 10’s built-in web browser for users across PCs and phones.
Adopting Chromium as the default rendering engine for Windows 10 will end Microsoft’s hostility towards Chrome. Microsoft has regularly pushed notifications to Windows 10 users to attempt to convince them not to use Chrome, and Microsoft pulled Google’s Chrome installer from the Windows Store because it violated store policies.