After several months of testing, Microsoft announced the beta release of its browser. Based on Chromium, the open source code that underpins Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge is now available for download for Windows 10 and macOS, in a version that promises to be more stable than before.
The announcement that the company was focusing on producing a browser that would address the failure of the original Microsoft Edge, the modern version of Internet Explorer released in 2015, was made in 2018. Even after contestation by its rival Mozilla , the company decided to move forward with what will become the new native Windows 10 browser. According to The Verge website, after launching two trial versions of the Chromium-based browser in April this year, Microsoft has spent the past four months with work in partnership with Google to improve your project.
In the beta version of Microsoft's browser, users can expect features such as faster browsing thanks to the underlying code, online tracking prevention and even the introduction of a dark mode.
An important milestone for the company, the release of the beta will be the browser's last test before the release of its final release, which has no date set yet, Engadget says. However, Microsoft has already opened the "hunting season" for vulnerabilities in the new version of Edge, promising anyone to discover possible browser failures for rewards starting at $ 15,000.
If you want to try the new version of Edge, you can download it from the Microsoft website.