Microsoft had been working on a Chromium-based Edge browser for some time now, and it has now released the preview version of upcoming Chromium based Edge browser.
The new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser sports a different user interface than the one offered with the built-in (old) Edge browser.
Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows 10
Since the new Edge browser is based on Chromium, it naturally sports a Google Chrome like user interface. Needless to say, the new Edge is still in the early stages of development, and the UI might get an overhaul before the final release.
Coming to features, many of the features and options present in Google Chrome browser are either turned off or replaced. For instance, Chrome cleanup, Google Now, and Chrome OS monitor has been removed.
Although Microsoft plans to release the new Edge for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 7 as well, it’s currently available for Windows 10 64-bit only. So, if you are running 32-bit Windows 10, you cannot download and install it currently.
If you are wondering, you can install Chromium based Edge alongside the built-in Edge browser on your Windows 10 PC and use both of them simultaneously. Besides that, you don’t need to be running an insider build of Windows 10 to install the new Edge. The Chromium-based Edge can be installed on Windows 10 October Update (version 1809) without any issues.
Note that only the web installer is available as of now. You need to run the downloaded web setup file to download Edge and install the same.
The download page currently offers Edge from Dev channel and Canary channels. The Dev channel is quite stable compared to the Canary channel as the later channel is updated daily. However, if you would like to try out newly added features, try out Edge from Canary build. Beta channel builds are yet to be released.
Visit the following Microsoft Edge website to download the newest version of Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows 10.