With a new image, the Edge browser of
it has everything ready for its arrival in Windows, macOS, iOS and Android for January 15, 2020. The successor to Internet Explorer, which had its
Edge conversion four years ago, now betting on Chromium, the open source web browser project that served as the basis for creating Chrome, launched in 2008.
Microsoft began evaluating the commitment to Chromium for its web browser
at the end of 2018, and the first preliminary version of Edge under this platform was launched in a
beta version in August. Among its outstanding features, the browser has the synchronization of passwords and search history, in addition to maintaining bookmarks and settings between different versions of the browser for Windows, macOS, iOS and Android.
The announcement was accompanied by a radical redesign of the Edge image, which so far maintained the appearance of the letter that identified Internet Explorer. For this relaunch, the logo resembles a wave with bluish, turquoise and green tones in degrad. Microsoft also confirmed that there will be a version of Edge for Linux, but in this case it did not provide more details about the availability date.
The renewed Edge seeks to resume the initiative against Chrome, used by the
60 percent of Internet users, followed by Safari, the option used on Apple computers. Microsoft is far from this discussion, and a report by Ahrefs recently said that 14.72 percent of Bing's entire search volume was concentrated on the term Google. "The most interesting observation is that global searches use Bing to download Chrome, the Google browser. Users do not use Bing and are not satisfied with Microsoft's Edge, which uses Bing as the default search engine," the consultant added.