Microsoft has finally released the stable version of the new, revised Microsoft Edge for MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android. This redesigned browser comes with a shiny new Chromium base, making it a really useful replacement for Google Chrome.
Microsoft's browsers have lagged behind Chrome and Firefox for many years – first with Internet Explorer and then with Microsoft Edge. The company hopes that this will change when Edge builds on Google's open source Chromium browser.
Even the new Microsoft Edge is not the only browser that follows this approach. Other offerings such as Vivaldi, Opera and Amazon Silk are also based on chrome, even if they may look different.
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Microsoft Edge has been one of the best Android browsers for some time can use. But this new approach could give Microsoft the advantage (pun intended) that it needs to fill the gap between Microsoft and the competition.
Unfortunately, the browser is currently missing some useful functions. History and expansion sync are currently MIA, though Microsoft will update them later this year. That being said, the browser should look, feel and work very similar to Chrome and other Chromium-based browsers.
Microsoft will automatically replace the old Microsoft Edge browser on existing Windows 10 computers with this new browser in the coming months, and it will come out on new machines by default from here. You don't have to wait until then. Visit the Microsoft website to download the new Edge, or click one of the links below.