Microsoft's response is to hook Edge to Chrome's coattails. This will update independently on a "roughly six-week" cadence.
The new Edge browser will also come with some minor differences in usability with the lies of Collections which allows you to collate images and content from the web and tracking prevention.
Edge also features support for extensions - both Chrome's own, and Edge-specific ones.
Microsoft also says that "devices running Windows 10 Home or Pro Edition that are joined to an Active Directory or Azure Active Directory domain, are MDM managed, or are WSUS or WUfB managed, will also be excluded from this automatic update".
The new browser replaces Microsoft's own browser engine with Chromium, the same open-source code that underpins Google's popular Chrome browser.
After installing a new language, you need to click the three-dot menu next to its name and select the first option in the context menu (this means you're going to display Microsoft Edge in the select language).
To recall, Microsoft initially showed its interest in building a Chromium-based Edge browser back in December 2018.
Microsoft added that its new browser identifies trackers and will allow users to decide which of these to block.
FastTrack will help you deploy Microsoft Edge to your organization at no extra charge if you are a customer with an eligible subscription to Microsoft 365, Azure, or Dynamics 365. A stable channel release of the new Edge browser gets new features "about every 6 weeks", according to Microsoft's overview document on Microsoft Edge channels.
Additionally, Microsoft is to make regular updates available for the new browser in Canary, Dev, and Beta versions on a daily, weekly, and multi-week basis and the next stable version of Edge should arrive sometime in February.
Microsoft stated that the new browser was built "from the ground up" for "world-class compatibility and performance" with enhanced security and privacy features, making it the "only browser optimised for Windows 10".
The initial rollout of the latest Microsoft Edge will be limited to a "subset of Windows Insiders" in the Windows Release Preview ring.