Chromium-based web browsers don’t get along well with Windows 10 in terms of compatibility and several other things. One of the reasons for this is that the browsers, which are based on the open-source platform, failed to take advantage of what Windows 10 offers. But that was in the past — before Microsoft became a contributor to the open-source Chromium.
And now that Microsoft is developing its first-ever Chromium-based browser, it wants to make Chromium something that works well on Windows 10.
According to a Google Docs-hosted document(first spotted by WindowsLatest), Microsoft wants Chromium’s generic sensor APIs to drop the uses of ISensor COM APIs(APIs that are based on the sensor driver model used in Windows 7), and embrace “Windows.Devices.Sensors,” which is based on Windows 10. However, the company also proposed that “Windows.Devices.Sensors is not available on Windows 7. Chromium should continue to use ISensor on Windows 7”
The introduction of the Windows.Devices.Sensors will bring several benefits to Chromium-based browsers such as Opera, Chrome, and Microsoft Edge. The introduction of the new sensor will ensure better performance, improve the reliability of the browser and of course, the battery life.
In retrospect, Microsoft already introduced a feature, with the purpose of giving a fix to the battery drain issue on Chromium-based web browsers. And now it appears that it’s not enough for Microsoft.
However, it’s also worth noting that Microsoft’s suggestion is not yet approved by the community, meaning that there is still no certainty that Chromium-based browsers will get along well with Windows 10.