Microsoft Confirms Transition to Google’s Browser Technology

Microsoft will operate its web browser Edge in the future based on technology of the rival Google (alphabet C (ex Google)) – and wants to bring it for the first time on Apple’s Mac computer and computers with older versions of Windows. The software company confirmed that Edge will run in future with the web engine Chromium, the software developers at leisure. That had already reported a few days ago the technology blog “Windows Central”.

Edge had just over three years ago replaced the old Internet Explorer on the current Windows 10 operating system. it  cames last, however, according to calculations by the market research firm Statcounter only to a share of 2.2 percent. Google’s Chrome browser – which also runs on Chromium dominated with just under 62 percent. That’s why sites have already been optimized for Google technology.

Microsoft will operate its web browser Edge in the future based on technology of the rival Google (alphabet C (ex Google)) – and wants to bring him for the first time on Apple’s Mac computer and computers with older versions of Windows. The software company confirmed on the night of Friday that Edge will run in future with the web engine Chromium, the software developers at leisure. That had already reported a few days ago the technology blog “Windows Central“.

Edge had just over three years ago replaced the old Internet Explorer on the current Windows 10 operating system. He came last, however, according to calculations by the market research firm Statcounter only to a share of 2.2 percent. Google’s Chrome browser – which also runs on Chromium – dominated with just under 62 percent. That’s why sites have already been optimized for Google technology.
And Microsoft’s transition could reinforce this trend, warned the developer of the competing browser Firefox, Mozilla. “Microsoft gives Google even more control over online life,” criticized Mozilla boss Chris Beard. From a business standpoint, it’s understandable that Microsoft is throwing in the towel with its EdgeHTML technology. But it would be “terrible” for a company to have a fundamental online infrastructure under control. According to Statcounter, the Firefox browser recently reached a market share of around five percent.
Microsoft once had the dominant position in web browsers with Internet Explorer. It was broken up when Firefox first came out and then Google’s Chrome came on the market and Apple’s Safari browser took over a large amount of Web usage on iPhone and Mac
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