During Build 2015, Microsoft unveiled the official name for Project Spartan, the successor to Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. The name? Microsoft Edge — the name for Microsoft’s new browser for Windows 10 base don the Edge rendering engine.
For those who don’t know, Edge includes new annotating features, as well as Cortana integration and more. Microsoft Edge is also replacing Internet Explorer, although IE will be present in Windows 10 too for those who need it for compatibility reasons.
According to Microsoft, Edge is already setting higher and better benchmarks than Internet Explorer 11 and comparable or better to other modern day browsers. Even in Octane 2.0 benchmarks, Edge outpaced Internet Explorer 11 and scored higher than Chrome Canary and Firefox Alpha.
Aside from the new name, the most controversial change is the logo for the new browser. We’ve had readers in our comments section, as well as some angry emails (I have no idea why!) arguing that the new Edge logo is ridiculous. Take a look at the two examples below — the first image is the IE logo and the second image below it is the new Edge logo.
What do you think about Edge and it’s new logo? Should Microsoft have changed the logo drastically or kept it somewhat familiar for consumers? What about the new name for Edge? We’ve got a small poll below which you can participate in. Leave us your feedback in the comments below!