Microsoft Edge becomes a Windows Store app with the Redstone 3 update
Edge will be updatable from the Windows Store
With Windows 10, Microsoft separated key parts of the platform into apps that can be updated from the Windows Store. Previously integrated features like Audio & video player, Music player, and even the Store, can now receive individual small updates independently from OS updates.
But a major part of Windows 10 remained highly dependent on the platform – the browser. Microsoft Edge is not like the third-party browsers you can install on your PC. While Google Chrome and Mozila have new versions with improvements every one or two months, Microsoft Edge receives updates only one-two times a year – with the major feature updates of the platform.
A new report, based on sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, hints that with the Redstone 3 update planned for September 2017, the browser will finally become a true UWP app with updates from the Windows Store. This would allow Microsoft to improve the browser much faster and rolls out new features once they are ready, not bundling them with OS updates.