Microsoft is building a Chromium-powered web browser that will replace Edge on Windows 10
… I’m told that Microsoft is throwing in the towel with EdgeHTML and is instead building a new web browser powered by Chromium, a rendering engine first popularized by Google’s Chrome browser. Codenamed Anaheim, this new web browser for Windows 10 will replace Edge as the default browser on the platform, according to my sources who wish to remain anonymous. It’s unknown at this time if Anaheim will use the Edge brand or a new brand, or if the user interface between Edge and Anaheim is different. One thing is for sure, however; EdgeHTML in Windows 10’s default browser is dead.
My encounter with Edge on the Lenovo Yoga Book C930 was frustrating. Such a bizarre UI (typical for Microsoft).
It will be interesting to see if the Edge replacement is as battery-friendly as Edge was touted to be.
Even if it eats a bit more power, this is still good news.