Microsoft has released the first update for the Dev build of its new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser on Windows 10.
Still in preview stage, Microsoft Edge for Windows 10 allows users to test the Chromium browser before its public launch later this year, albeit specifics on the ETA aren’t available.
With today’s update, Microsoft Edge Dev reaches version 126.96.36.199, which initially seems to be quite a major jump from 188.8.131.52.
However, by bringing Edge Dev to version 75, Microsoft finally brings its Dev and Canary builds towards the same branch. The Canary version of the browser receives updates every day, as the Dev release is supposed to be updated once per week.
In terms of what’s new in today’s release for the Dev branch, there’s not much you’re getting in comparison to the previous version, and most from the improvements have previously been area of the Canary updates that people covered a week ago.
For instance, Microsoft Edge Dev now supports media casting, but there’s a great deal to be excited for judging from the changes which have been recently tested in Canary. For instance, Microsoft happens to be focusing on a dark mode for Microsoft Edge, but additionally on built-in translation and a spellchecking feature.
This slow progress isn’t necessarily bad news for Windows 10 users. Let’s remember the Chromium Microsoft Edge is still in preview development stage, so it is sensible for Microsoft to be more interested in experiments, instead of trying to concentrate on new capabilities delivered as fast as possible to users.
Microsoft claims preview versions from the new Edge for macOS and older Windows will also be on their way, but no specifics can be found at this point. However, with the Build developer conference happening next month, we should all expect some Microsoft Edge news too.