Microsoft last year confirmed that it has decided to work on Chromium-powered Edge, the platform on which Google Chrome runs. Microsoft is expected to release first and early build of its Chromium-based browser very soon but the company hasn’t announced any ETA.
Some early screenshots of the underdevelopment browser recently appeared online, pointing to an intimate release of Chromium-based Edge preview builds.
The image revealed that Microsoft isn’t planning to change the icon of the Chromium-based Edge, It will come with the same design as the earlier logo and Microsoft is using a yellow icon for the Canary version.
As you can see in the above screenshot, there’s mention of “CAN” label on the icon which indicates the browser is in Canary development stage.
The Redmond Giant hasn’t announced any ETA as to when will it be releasing the first build of its new Chromium-based browser. Microsoft could share more details of new Chromium-based Edge at its upcoming Build developer event this spring.
The new Microsoft Edge browser is expected to improve the browsing experience for all users but will retain the features of the current EdgeHTML based browser,
Microsoft Edge for Android updated with Picture in Picture mode
Today, Microsoft also released a new update for its Edge browser on Android. The latest update brings Picture in Picture Mode for Android users.
The PiP feature allows users to watch videos while browsing the web without having to close the videos. This feature was already released to the iOS users some time ago and now its available for Android platform as well.
However, if you are looking to use the PiP feature on Android, then you should be running the latest Android 8.0 Oreo on your device since the feature is not supported on the earlier version of Android.