Microsoft has released a new beta program for its Chromium Edge browser and it is up for download on company’s official website. According to data obtained by Theverge, it has already got more then 1 million downloads of this previews built and Microsoft further claims to receive more than 140,000 individual pieces of feedback. Moreover, the company didn’t give the exact launch date, but the new Chromium Edge browser reportedly to get announced in early 2020.
However, this is not the first time that Chromium Edge has been released, but definitely the first time it can be installed and used for average users. Unlike the beta version, there is no feedback icon in the address bar. This is a sign of the phased development of Microsoft products. Further, the new browser is compatible with most popular PC operating systems such as support Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, macOS.
In addition, after installing it, it will replace the default Edge browser in the start menu, that is confirmation that the two can not coexist, and the company wants to replace it with the traditional version of Edge, also, you must also uninstall the new version. Since it is a beta version, therefore, some bug can challenge the stability of the browsing experience. Lastly, the beta arrives with version number 188.8.131.52 and the new update is promised to deliver in every six weeks until it launched officially.
Joe Belfiore, CVP of Microsoft’s Windows Experiences division clarified:
Beta represents the most stable preview channel, as features are added to Beta only after they have cleared quality testing in first the Canary channel and then the Dev channel, Major version updates can be expected roughly every six weeks, alongside periodic minor updates for bug fixes and security.