Internet Explorer has died. Well, let’s be honest, it has been on its last legs for some time now. Rumors of Project Sparta, Microsoft’s replacement browser, have been circulating for months. Then last April the software giant announced the creation of Microsoft Edge – a revolutionary new web browser.
Featuring a clean interface that is much more consistent with the new direction Microsoft has taken their operating system, Edge provides a look at the future of browsing. Lightweight, stripped down (with over 222,000 lines of code removed), and much faster, all Windows 10 devices will include Edge as their default browser.
One of the major problems that Internet Explorer has faced is its inability to compete in the mobile browser market – making Edge a little late to the game. Safari dominates iOS devices, while Chrome Mobile and Android’s native browser share the majority. Internet Explorer accounts for just 1.8% of the overall mobile browser usage. Microsoft Edge looks set to fix this. Designed to work across devices, Edge is a Web app that will make it a serious contender in the browser world.