08 November 2019
Microsoft is making a beta version of its Chromium Edge browser available to download for all supported versions of Windows and macOS. Being a beta version, it’s more stable and holds lesser issues compared to Canary and Developer versions. This milestone also alludes that the new avatar of Edge browser is one step nearer to its final build.
Joe Belfiore, CVP of Microsoft’s Windows Experiences explains,
Beta represents the most stable preview channel, as features are added to Beta only after they have cleared quality testing in first the Canary channel and then the Dev channel. Major version updates can be expected roughly every six weeks, alongside periodic minor updates for bug fixes and security.
Microsoft started releasing the Canary and Developer builds of Edge back in April and it has been working alongside Google to improve Chromium for Windows. Microsoft hasn’t announced any exact release date for the Chromium-based Edge browser but we can expect it to come in next year only in its purest stable form.
Meanwhile, the browser still needs to get new features which Microsoft announced back at Build. It has made available a few of them but a lot more is yet to be done. It’s currently testing them with every preview build with the users in Canary and Developer channel, and beta builds every six weeks.
The latest beta preview can be downloaded over at Microsoft’s Edge Insiders site.