Microsoft is changing the icon for its Chrome-based Edge browser. Initially, the software giant introduced the Edge symbol almost four years ago. And thus, it’s only fair to say it was a logo that clung to the history of Internet Explorer. Microsoft’s new logo was shown as part of a new surf mini-game hidden inside the current Canary versions of Edge. It looks like a wave, which has a Fluent Design style comparable to the current Office icons of the company.
The icon still spells out the letter e. But it no longer looks like Internet Explorer and is therefore much more modern. Microsoft is breaking tradition here by shifting to the Chromium version of Edge. Also, it’ll be interesting to learn why this particular design was chosen by the company.
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The hidden edge surfing game is very similar to SkiFree. That is a classic skiing game from back in 1991 as part of Microsoft’s Entertainment Pack 3 for Windows. You use WASD on your keyboard to navigate around, avoid obstacles or threaten octopus tentacles, and pick up speed boosts and shields along the way.
We’re waiting to hear when Microsoft releases the final version of its Chrome Edge browser. The software maker launched a beta version back in August, and a stable version has recently appeared on the internet. Microsoft is hosting its Ignite conference in Orlando next week, and given the new branding, we’re likely to hear more about the release date very soon.
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