Microsoft is planning on replacing Edge with a new Chrome-based browser
A new default browser for Windows could be on the cards.
Not too long ago Microsoft began asking Windows 10 users why they prefer using Chrome as a browser over Edge. It seems we may have an idea why the company was doing so — Microsoft is washing its hands of Edge, according a report published by The Verge. Sources have told the online publication that it will be replaced by a Chromium-based browser which will become the default option on Windows 10. At the time of writing, this news was just hearsay, with the sources telling The Verge the announcement isn’t too far away. With Chrome clearly the market leader when it comes to web browsers, the decision to switch to a Chromium-based option for better compatibility with Windows 10 is, perhaps, a wise choice, especially since Microsoft has struggled with Edge over the years. According to statistics shared by Netmarketshare, Edge’s market share has been on a steady decline, currently pegged at barely more than 4%, despite Microsoft doing everything it can to give it a push. The decision to switch, however, is a brave move from the tech giant, especially since it can be construed as an admission of defeat.