Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser may soon launch for macOS: Report

By Digit NewsDesk | Published on 26 Apr 2019
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  • Microsoft may launch Chromium-based Edge browser for macOS soon.

  • It is speculated that the macOS browser may come even before for the Windows 7 and 8.

Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge browser may soon launch for macOS: Report

We all know that Microsoft is developing a Chromium-based Edge browser for Windows, but now, a latest development has hinted that the company may also be working on a version of the browser for Apple’s macOS. This coincides with Corporate Vice President of Windows, Joe Belfiore’s previous announcement in which he said that the company would bring “Microsoft Edge to other platforms like macOS.”  

Fresh evidence of Chromium-based Edge for macOS has been unearthed by German media outlet Windows United, which indicated that the browser may soon arrive on Apple’s PC OS. It was when Windows United was running Chromium-based Edge on Windows Server 2016 that it got a pop-up saying that the platform is not supported. The message added that the browser only currently supports Windows 10 version 1709 or better, and macOS 10.12 or newer.

If true, this suggests that macOS support for the browser may launch soon. The German tech news platform also speculates that support for macOS could go live even before the older version of Windows because there was no mention of Windows 7 or Windows 8 in the pop-up warning message.

Interestingly, Microsoft Build - the company’s annual developer conference, is just around the corner. It will be held from May 6-8 in the US, and there is a high probability that the company may announce the chromium-based Edge browser for different platforms there.

Microsoft has already made the early builds of its Chromium-based Edge browser available for testing. The new browser borrows features from Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge to deliver the best of both platforms. Currently, only the builds for Windows 10 (64-bit) are made available for download and the builds for other platforms like Windows 8, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 as well as MacOS are expected to launch soon.

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