20 June 2019
Google will soon enable Chromium support for the Windows 10 ARM64 which means all Chromium-based browsers would be able to run on ARM-based Windows 10 PCs. And, the very first name that comes to our mind is Microsoft Edge which is the talk of the tech town these, thanks to its massive revamp which will soon be coming to everyone. Recently, Microsoft rolled out the preview builds to those on Canary and Developer programs and promised to make it available to public testers before releasing it globally. What’s interesting is, the browser will also be launched for other platforms like macOS and even Windows 7.
Microsoft has stated in its blog post that the company is working closely with Google engineers to allow Chromium to run natively on Windows on ARM devices starting with Chromium 73. The arrival of such browsers on ARM-based PCs will significantly improve the performance of the browsers and reduce heavy battery consumption.
To the uninitiated ones, Chromium is a free and open-source software project and it’s a fully-functional browser on its own and also used by many to create the browsers. Chrome is one such browser to exemplify here that uses the majority of the Chromium’s code. Now Microsoft Edge is using it too and currently under testing. The new Edge doesn’t only have a revamped interface but better performance as well, thanks to improvements it received. Torch, Vivaldi, Opera are some of the names of the browsers which also use Chromium. In December 2018, Microsoft announced its intent to rebuild its Edge browser using Chromium and the same rendering engine as Google Chrome but with enhancements developed by itself
About the ARM-based Windows PCs, there are only a few currently from HP, Lenovo, and Asus. These PCs promise to deliver better performance and power efficiencies, always-on connectivity and more.