After what has been almost a year since Microsoft announce the switch to Chromium engine, Edge has a release date in sight. The web browser also picked up a new icon along the way.
Redmond confirmed both these development at its Ignite 2019 conference earlier today.
The company made official that its reformed browser will be generally available for everyone to download next year, on January 15 to be exact. The release candidate can be downloaded from the Beta channel, meaning this will likely be the build that users will get within a couple of months.
Oddly enough, this new Edge still has no support for ARM64 PCs like the Surface Pro X, which is slated for release tomorrow.
Can’t have everything now, can we?
The software titan also revealed that the Edge browser is coming to Linux very soon. This was the only major platform where this new variant of Edge was nowhere to be seen, so it’s quite nice to see this has been taken care of.
Alongside these welcome announcements came news that Edge is getting a new icon. This new design was making the rounds over the weekend, but now has the Microsoft stamp on it. As far as logos go, this one is more colorful, and very much in line with what the company has going for its other software.
Take a look:
That said, the original Edge icon certainly had its uses. It was, after all, designed to make it as familiar as possible to Internet Explorer users, with the large blue E letter. This new design, on the other hand, draws inspiration from the new Chromium foundation of the browser.
And looks spectacular.