Google welcomes Microsoft’s move to Chromium

Microsoft is moving its Edge Windows browser to Google’s open source Chromium rendering engine. The move will mean Edge will be far more compatible with websites, but Microsoft will also be able to contribute to the underlying code of the Chrome browser and ensure it improves on Windows 10. Google has welcomed Microsoft’s move in a statement to The Verge.

“Chrome has been a champion of the open web since inception and we welcome Microsoft to the community of Chromium contributors,” says a Google spokesperson. “We look forward to working with Microsoft and the web standards community to advance the open web, support user choice and deliver great browsing experiences.”

While Google is welcoming the move, it’s still not clear whether the…

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