Microsoft has unveiled a brand new and refreshed logo for Edge, the company’s chromium-based web browser. The software giant originally unveiled its Edge icon more than four years ago, so it is fair to say it was time for a refreshed one and Microsoft did not disappoint. The refreshed logo for Microsoft Edge spells out the letter e, and it no longer looks similar to Internet Explorer, giving it a more modern look as a result.
Microsoft went about unveiling the Edge logo in a rather unconventional way – a virtual hunt, where puzzles and clues were posted online by Microsoft employees ended in a mini-game that unveiled the logo upon its completion.
This design refresh follows the company’s recent attempts to overhaul its design philosophy, as we have seen with its Microsoft Office products.
The colours aside, designer and users across the web have suggested that the logo does have an inkling of semblance to the Firefox web browser’s logo – which has an orange coloured fox swirled around a purple orb.
Mircosoft released a beta version of its Edge Chromium browser back in August, and a stable version appeared on the web recently, however, there is no word yet on the official release date for the final version but since Microsoft is holding its “Ignite Conference” in Orlando next week, and given the new logo reveal it’s likely we will hear more about a release date very soon.