Back in December last year, Microsoft confirmed the leaks that they will be using Google’s Chromium web rendering engine for the Edge browser, and would be contributing their developer expertise to evolving the Chromium and other open source web engines. Today, Chris Heilmann, Program Manager for Open Web and Browsers at Microsoft, accidentally tweeted a screenshot of his PC revealing the icon of Chromium-based Edge browser which is currently under testing inside Microsoft. As you can see from the screenshot above, Microsoft has used the same Edge icon but in yellow color. You can also notice the ‘can’ badge indicating that it is a canary build.
Check out the screenshot of the installation process below. It looks very similar to Google Chrome’s installation UI.
Going forward, this Chromium-based Microsoft Edge will be delivered and updated for all supported versions of Windows and on a more frequent cadence.