Microsoft has rebuilt its Edge web browser with the same Chromium source code that Google Chrome uses. The goal of this project was to improve compatibility and to create a partnership with the Chromium community to improve the Chromium engine itself.
On Windows devices, the overhauled Edge browser can be installed on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. It will also become available for Windows 10X supporting foldable and dual-screen devices. You can download the browser from the link embedded below. Despite the fact that Windows 7 has already reached the end of support, Microsoft will continue to update its browser on this platform for 18 more months - the timeframe aligns with the one used by Google for Chrome browser.
Apart from its availability across all Windows and macOS based systems, the new Edge browser will be bundled with the OEM based new PCs and laptop machines. This will update independently on a "roughly six-week" cadence.
In the case that you have no interest in using the browser, you can use these instructions to block Windows 10 from installing Microsoft Edge automatically. Your favourites, passwords, and basic settings will carry over to the new Microsoft Edge automatically. The product replaces the previous version of Edge if running on an up-to-date Windows 10 device. Note that Internet Explorer is not impacted by our automatic rollout. Features like tracking prevention are enabled by default, for example, with three levels of controls over how things like tracking cookies are handled. The stable channel of Edge is now available for public download. History and extension sync are now MIA, though Microsoft will eventually include them in an update later this year.
Have you used the new Edge browser on iOS or macOS?
Edge Migration Support Organizations with certain Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscriptions can get Edge browser migration assistance through Microsoft's App Assure and FastTrack partner program at "no extra charge", starting sometime in "Q1 of 2020". This would help Microsoft beta test the rollout approach for the masses. But this new approach could be what gives Microsoft the edge (pun intended) it needs to close the gap between it and the competition.
Enterprise and Education devices won't receive the new Microsoft Edge web browser at this point in time.