Microsoft released a revamped Edge browser last month as it looks to take some users away from Google Chrome.
Early benchmarks of Microsoft Edge found the new browser was quite impressive with respect to overall performance.
Microsoft’s new Edge is based on Chromium and gives Google Chrome a run for its money in a few ways. Now Microsoft is starting to replace the old Edge with the new via Windows 10’s update system.
Microsoft on Wednesday officially announced the launch of the first “stable” version of its Microsoft Edge browser for both the Mac and Windows platforms. The new browser, based on Google’s open-source Chromium browser, can be downloaded here.
Microsoft has offered beta versions of the Microsoft Edge browser for several months. Today’s version marks the first “stable” version of the browser. Microsoft says it developed Edge to provide better web compatibility with improved performance while ensuring there is less fragmentation of web development.
With its Edge browser, Microsoft wanted to start with a clean slate and make people forget about Internet Explorer. In its race to popularity, the company has understood one of the most requested features is dark mode, which is why it just updated its mobile app with one.