Microsoft Browser: Chromium-based Final Edge will arrive in early 2020

Microsoft-Browser: Finaler Edge auf Chromium-Basis kommt Anfang 2020

Microsoft Browser: Chromium-based Final Edge will arrive in early 2020
Image: Microsoft

Microsoft announces the final release candidate (RC) of its new Chromium-based browser and announces the release of the final version for January 15, 2020. The new Microsoft Edge not only receives a completely redesigned logo, but will also appear for a variety of operating systems.

For a long time Microsoft's new web browser Edge can be tested with Chromium. In the course of the year then followed by several beta versions and finally a supposedly stable releases. Now, the Redmond-based company has officially released its final release candidate and has scheduled the Chromium-based Microsoft Edge release date on January 15, 2020.

As it was already known, the browser will not only appear for Windows 10 and macOS, but will also be available for older operating systems such as Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.

The change in the rendering engine from its own EdgeHTML on Google Chromium and the associated changes Microsoft would also like to express a new logo.

The new logo of the Microsoft Edge web browser
The new logo of the Microsoft Edge web browser (Image: Microsoft)

In addition to the rendering engine Microsoft wants to have improved the search via Bing and appeal to companies in particular. For example, Bing's search has also been optimized for smartphones and can be extended to the company's own intranet. In addition, predefined security settings selected by default ensure better tracking prevention. To protect personal information, Edge and Bing offer a revised private mode.

Chromium-based Microsoft Edge will be released on January 15, 2020 in 90 languages. The release candidate now presented has the version number 79.0.309.11 and can now be downloaded directly from Microsoft. However, caution should be exercised when installing the Release Candidate, as Edge will be replacing the classic Edge browser with Chromium and will not be able to roll back or uninstall.

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