Google's open-source browser technology, Chromium is hugely popular nowadays, that even the supposed staunch competitor, Microsoft is now looking to rely on Chromium instead of its EdgeHTML browser engine.
Microsoft has confirmed the overhauling of its browser, Edge to run on Chromium, same engine that powers Google Chrome, and doing so simply means that Google will have more control to decide the capabilities available to the web.
The switch will make it pretty hard for other competitors to forge ahead, because it makes Google even more powerful on many fronts.
That's exactly the situation when Microsoft had a monopoly on browsers with Internet Explorer (IE) in the early 2000s before Firefox was released and eventually, Google Chrome.
The competition help to balance the internet and online life, which depends on choice, and it allow the consumers to be able to decide whether something is better and to take action.
Google as a fierce competitor, has highly talented staffers and a monopolistic hold on the web assets will inevitable lead to dominance across other aspects like: advertising, search and would create a vast imbalance in the playing field.
Even Opera has joined Chromium, also following in its footsteps is the relatively new comer, Brave browser.
It leaves Gecko Quantum from Mozilla as the only alternative browser engine, and Firefox once again holds its own, and has assured on speed and performance with Quantum Firefox, bringing smarter memory management and providing some nifty new capabilities.