Recently, Microsoft has revealed its Google Chrome-like Edge browser for testing. Anybody who has downloaded it has certainly noted that the browser is quite stable and performs well. In fact, the browser is capable of performing better than Google’s own Chrome browser on Windows 10 though it has been manufactured on the same project.
There have been reports that Microsoft has revealed all the services that the company has either replaced or removed with its Chrome-like Edge browser.
Considering the reports, the tech giant has removed more than 50 Google services that were earlier a part of Chrome. These include ‘Google Cloud Messaging,’ ‘Google Now,’ ‘ad blocking’ and Chrome OS-related services.
During a BlinkOn ten keynote tomorrow, the Edge engineering team of Microsoft is scheduled to speak more on its Chromium work. The information that the team will share tomorrow will also highlight the fundamental changes that they had made to Chrome.
“In these first builds we are very much focused on the fundamentals and have not yet included a wide range of feature and language support that will come later,” said Joe Belfiore, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for Windows, in a blog post-Monday. “You’ll start to see differences from the current Microsoft Edge including subtle design finishes, support for a broader selection of extensions and the ability to manage your sign-in profile.”
Besides being working on ARM support for Chromium, Microsoft is also working on ‘battery life improvements,’ ‘PDF enhancements,’ ‘smooth scrolling,’ ‘editing, layout, dev tools, and web authentication.’ The changes which the developing team has introduced to the Chrome will be tested using daily Canary builds of Edge or weekly Developer versions. And there have been reports that Microsoft will soon release the beta version of its new Chrome.