On January 15th Microsoft’s new Edge browser based on Chromium was officially released. In January, the company also announced that it would automatically push new browsers to Windows 10 users through Windows Update. For Windows 10, version 1909 (updated in November 2019), the new Edge browser is already available through the Insider channel. And now, the new Microsoft Edge browser is being rolled out to Windows 10 May 2020, the next feature update, scheduled for May 28.
Microsoft has previously released Windows 10 KB4559309, and installing this knowledge base allows the installation of a new Edge browser on the Windows 10 May 2020 update (version 2004) PC.
This seems to be the first phase of the roll-out, and a small number of users have already received upgrade tips. As the update expands, Edge will continue to be installed on the computers of all new Windows 10 users.
Users can also snare Windows 10 KB4559309 stand-alone installation package first installation, and Windows 10 will automatically introduce a new Edge browser after the system restarts.
It’s also worth noting that if you install a new Microsoft Edge browser through Windows Update, the browser cannot be deleted, unlike users who download a separate installation package, and if you manually install the new Edge browser, it will replace the old Edge browser. Microsoft has also said that Windows 10 Enterprise and Education users will not automatically access the browser.
Microsoft’s new Edge browser is based on Chromium, which comes with almost all of its Chrome features. According to UL Benchmarks, the developer of the PCMark benchmarking tool, the Chromium Edge browser has some new features compared to the old version, and the new browser performs better, with a total score of 9,631 for the benchmark, compared with 8,435 for the traditional Edge browser.