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"Stable" version of Chromium-based Edge shows up on Google Search

Microsoft has been testing a Chromium-based version of its Edge browser for quite some time, with the new browser being given its own Insider program. While a beta version has been officially available for over two months, there's still been no indication of a stable release, at least not in any official form.

That could be set to change soon, however, as the browser can now easily be downloaded via a simple Google search. As first spotted by Techdows, searching for "Microsoft Edge stable", will return a direct download link as the first result - something we've been able to confirm. Installing the browser does indeed install the Chromium-based version of Edge without any beta labels.

However, upon running it for the first time, you'll see a page welcoming you to the Beta channel, so it's apparent the browser isn't quite ready for a general release yet. It's also the same exact version number that's currently available in the Beta channel, so it won't behave any different for now. The fact that it can be found so easily now might hint at a launch sometime soon, though.

If you're interested, you can download the "stable" version of Edge by getting it from this link. Keep in mind, though, it still is beta software and it hasn't been officially announced by Microsoft yet, so you may run into unexpected problems.

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