Hard to believe that Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge has been out for nearly six months. Yet, it is only available if you download it from the Microsoft site. For many people they are playing the same game they did with the original Edge browser. The new Windows update includes Edge browser that is coming later this year.
Microsoft is planning to build its new Chromium-based Edge browser into Windows 10 later this year. The new browser has been available since January. Yet, it has not yet been built into Windows 10 itself. That will change with an update later this year, named 20H2.
Microsoft has started testing this 20H2 update with Windows Insiders today. The company plans to use the 20H2 naming for testers and commercial customers and a friendlier name for consumers.
While the next major Windows update includes Edge by default, it’s not clear what else Microsoft is planning. Much like last year’s second big Windows 10 update, this upcoming update “will have a faster installation experience because the update will install like a monthly update,” according to Microsoft.
But, what will it break in the process?
That faster update could indicate a lack of big features. The second big update for Windows 10 of 2019 arrived in November for all users as more of a traditional service pack. The November 2019 Update didn’t feel as big as the May 2019 one, which included a new light theme for Windows 10. As well as Kaomoji support, a Windows sandbox feature, and the separation of Cortana and Windows search.
Microsoft’s testing for the Windows 10 20H2 release has only just begun this week. Many sites like to express their views on a lack of features, but as a longtime Windows user – make the old features work instead of adding new ones. I know I speak for many Windows users when I say that.