Windows Central reports that Microsoft is dealing with a replacement for its Edge web internet browser— which is the default choice in Windows 10– that will utilize Google’s Chromium base under the hood.

If that’s legitimate, it’ll see Microsoft switch out the EdgeHTML engine it constructed from scratch for the one that becomes part of the open source Chromium base, and powers Google Chrome, Opera, and Brave. Besides what Windows Central has actually heard, the report is supported by code contributions made to the Chromium job by Microsoft engineers. The brand-new internet browser is stated to have actually been codenamed ‘Anaheim.’

The relocation might assist repair a few of the efficiency problems that have actually afflicted Edge for a long time now– though it’s possible that, like Chrome, Microsoft’s internet browser might ultimately end up being a memory hog with its brand-new underlying platform. It’s still uncertain regarding whether the brand-new internet browser will be called Edge or get an entire brand-new brand name, and whether it’ll get a various interface.

According to analytics service Net Applications, Edge presently has a 4.2 percent share of the internet browser market since this November, while Chrome is at 65.6 percent. It stays to be seen if enhanced efficiency and stability will suffice to get more folks on Windows 10 to change from Google’s offering in the future.

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