With the new Chromium-based Edge, Microsoft is trying to run as far possible away from the chequered legacy of Internet Explorer. After pushing aside the EdgeHTML engine in favor of Chromium following a less-than-impressive uptake, the Edge browser is now prepared to get a complete new logo that looks visually similar to the iconic Firefox symbol than its own spiritual predecessor, the IE. However, the design still retains its blue hue, albeit, with a bit of green added to the mix.
As you can see from the featured image, the new logo still appears like an ‘e’, but is more in line with the company’s so-called ‘Fluent’ design language that was used to create new logos for all of the Microsoft Office components earlier this year.
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In case you don’t know it already, Microsoft is ditching its older Edge browser, which was originally released for Windows 10 in 2015, before making it available for Android, iOS and just recently, on macOS users.
After testing preview builds (Canary and Developer channels) for the Chromium-based Edge browser over the past several months, the Redmond giant, back in August, launched the first open beta of the new software. It’s available for Windows and macOS, so you can check it out right away.