Edge browser

Microsoft has announced some changes in its Edge browser for Windows 10 today, it will rely instead on Google’s browser software. The new browser codenamed is Anaheim which will use software from Chromium that is Google’s open-source project on which Chrome is based, reported by Windows Central on Monday. It means that Edge will soon be powered by Blink and the V8 JavaScript engines.

“Ultimately, we want to make the web-experience better for many different audiences,” said Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president of Windows. “People using Microsoft Edge (and potentially other browsers) will experience improved compatibility with all web sites, while getting the best-possible battery life and hardware integration on all kinds of Windows devices.”

Although, Microsoft declined to comment as per one source familiar to the company confirmed about the Microsoft plans that they testing packages its own browser software around a Chromium core. If it really become functional then it will make life easier for many developers who won’t bother testing their software with as many browsers. But, on the other hand, the web will become less independent technology platform and more of Google Chrome programmers say it is.

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The web already lost a main independent browser engine when Opera killed its own Presto in 2013 and moved on to Chrome’s technology. There are still two independent browsers first is Mozilla’s Firefox, which uses the Gecko browser engine, and the second is Apple’s Safari, which uses WebKit. Independent projects are useful because experimenting with the new technology such as Firefox’s WebRender.

Independent engines also let browser developers and web makers figure out the best possible way to balance security, speed, and programmability when developing new web standards. Also, Microsoft edge is not going anywhere, if you already use Edge browser on Windows then it won’t change much.

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