The Edge navigator was announced at the Build conference in April 2015. The “Project Spartan” gave rise to an unloved software, implemented on all Windows 10 computers but which never seduced. On the one hand because of its lack of openness to third-party extensions, and on the other hand because its performance remains behind that of its competitors, namely Chromium and Firefox .
In December 2018, Microsoft said that the next Edge will now be based on Chromium, Google Chrome’s engine. The first builds were released in June 2019 and a beta version was released last October. The improvements are noticeable but we must remain cautious with the announcements. Nevertheless, we expect Microsoft to make an effort to respect privacy, at least a stronger protection than with Google’s browser.
A version of the RC is to be downloaded and the first public version is scheduled for January 15, 2020. Edge based on Chromium, Edge Raw 2020, will be available for Windows 10, Windows 8 / 8.1, Windows 7 and even macOS. A mobile edition (iOS and Android ) will certainly be unveiled shortly thereafter.
In any case, here we are at the logo stage, unveiled by a Microsoft Edge manager.
A Firefox look, isn’t it?