On January 15, 2020, Microsoft will launch a stable version of the Edge browser based on Chromium 79. Microsoft is now in the final stages of preparation before the official release, and last week the Edge extender website went beta, and the number of extensions will be increased from 160 to 244. Now themedia TechDows found that both Edge and Chrome’s stable versions use the same 79.3945.88, and the Edge Beta version has the same version number.
If you’ve previously compared Chromium-based Edge and Google Chrome, you’ll probably find that Edge’s version number is lagging behind Chrome’s. Microsoft can’t make sure that the new Edge is consistent with Chrome.
But in an update released on December 17, 2019, Google raised its Chrome version number to 79.0.3945.88. If the user enters “edge/verison” in the Edge Stable address bar, they will find that “User Agent” also uses the same version number. This indicates that when Microsoft launches Edge, all the bug fixes, new features, changes, and improvements available in Chrome will also be available in Edge.
Other Chromium-based browsers, such as Opera, do not follow up and synchronize version numbers. Opera is currently based on Chroium 78.0.3904.108, while Vivaldi 2.10 is 79.0.3945.94.