Microsoft Confirms It’s Building Its Own Google Chrome Browser

Microsoft has finally confirmed a report that has been making the headlines for several days already: Microsoft Edge will switch to the Chromium engine in the next Windows 10 feature updates.

In an announcement today, Joe Belfiore, Corporate Vice President, Windows, says moving to Chromium would bring several benefits not only to Microsoft, but to the rest of the industry as well, as the company would make significant contributions to the project.

“Our philosophy of greater participation in Chromium open source will embrace contribution of beneficial new tech. We recognize that making the web better on Windows is good for our customers, partners and our business – and we intend to actively contribute to that end,” Belfiore says.

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