Like it or not, the Microsoft Edge is good in it’s own respect and it’s now getting a new icon which will be incorporated with its new engine. The team behind the Microsoft Edge teased the logo ahead of the Ignite Conference which will happen this week.
The new icon is a hybrid of the old lowercase “e” icon that dates back to Microsoft’s old Internet Explorer years and a crashing wave that might have something to do with surfing the web.
What Microsoft is doing with the Edge browser is nearly the same as that of the Open Source Google Chromium project which is actually in beta testing now.
Two decades ago, Microsoft’s Internet Explorer vanquished Netscape’s Navigator to win the first browser wars, but Microsoft let the browser languish after its victory. Mozilla’s Firefox, Opera Software’s Opera and Apple’s Safari chipped away at IE’s dominance and sowed the seeds for a revitalized, independent web. Chrome has vaulted past them all since its arrival in 2008, and Microsoft has been trying but failing to reclaim its influence since then.
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The Microsoft Edge is sort of a stripped-down Internet Explorer but with a more modernized features that makes it more sophisticated. Even though the Edge Engine is now being swapped out with Chromium, it might be a great option.
Not only the Microsoft Edge will now be using the Chromium engine. Others such as the Samsung Internet, Vivaldi Technologies, and even Brave browser all use the Google’s open-source engine.
Microsoft’s new Chromium-based Edge is available far beyond Windows, too, including on Android and MacOS.