Back in December 2018 Microsoft said that their Browser Edge will be build on Chromium. The same code base as Google Chrome, Opera and Brave. Today you can start testing it and so am i so lets try the Chromium Edge Beta
How does it perform?
So far it is as stable as it should be. Sites like Youtube even load faster then on the original version of edge.
You can now also see the icon in the topbar that has you microsoft account image. In this build that doesnt work yet.
The settings screen is redesigned but the settings in it are limited at this moment. There is a dark mode but it is hard to activate it it this time.
You are now also able to install chrome extensions for edge. This greatly increases the amount of extensions for edge.
The current design used for Chromium edge looks much like Google Chrome.
I personally don’t like the style Google Chrome has today. I liked the old Chrome style though.
I do like the design in the live version of Edge. The transparent top bar makes it look a bit more modern and the hover effects are really nice.
It is unclear or Microsoft will re use this design in their Chromium version of the Edge browser. On the other hand Opera also is a Chromium browser but it doesn’t look like one so i hope that Microsoft will keep the old Edge design like Opera did when they switched to Chromium.