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Chromium Engine proves supreme as Microsoft set to drop HTML in favour of it

Microsoft has tried it’s very best to try and sell us the idea of dumping Google Chrome browser for its new Edge browser that came with Windows 10. However, despite the company’s best effort, Chrome, powered by Chromium engine, remains the people’s choice browser.

And Chrome remains people’s choice browser across all platforms; Windows, macOS, Android, Windows Mobile, and iOS. No matter what Microsoft does, Chrome is still picked first almost always by the majority of people.

HTML engine simply can’t compete with Chromium

Though Edge browser has put up a good fight. It modernized the default Windows browser, and users can attest that it is a great improvement from the Internet Explorer. It has a modern look and feel.

However, it is still running under the EdgeHTML engine, which cannot quite keep up with the Chromium engine running Chrome browser. Despite its greatest effort, HTML engine remains a tough sell for Microsoft, and they have now thrown in the towel and adopted the Chromium engine.

Microsoft is now working on a new browser that will be based on the Chromium engine that will replace Edge. The project is codenamed Anaheim within the walls of the Redmond company. We also understand there is a growing frustration within the company about the Edge web compatibility issues. They are also reacting to the fact that consumers and businesses outside the company seem to be pushing them towards Chrome-like browser.

Chrome is setting the standards for the Internet of Today and the Future

Chrome remains the most popular browser; it is today, what IE6 was back in its prime years. And web developers are all favoring the Chromium rendering engine when it comes to optimizing their sites — something that leaves much to be desired when browsing the internet using Edge.

Related: The Top Browsers in 2018

Google has also been making things worse off for competing browsers by creating Chrome-only web services. Since their browser is the most popular, they are guaranteed users will be compelled to use it, and probably already have it installed on their devices.

Chromium is by all rights the best rendering engine in the industry; as can be attested to by the popularity of the Google Chrome browser. Microsoft’s rendering engine simply cannot match up, and the company now readily admits it.

End of hostility between Microsoft and Google on Windows 10 notifications?

Microsoft, I think out of desperation, had resorted to regularly push notification to Windows 10 users trying to convince them to switch from Chrome to Edge. The company went as far as to pull Chrome installer from the Windows Stores, citing it violated some of the Store’s policies. The Store policies do not want to host browsers that rival the rendering engine being used by Edge.

Felix Omondi

Kenyan citizen with a passion for writing for as long as I can remember. In my spare time, I like to blog and read up on trends that's happening around the world.

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