The new Edge, the web browser of the Redmond house will arrive on January 15th. The new browser is based on the Chromium platform and this will allow to have a better use of the browser but also of different performances.
Its release should take place on all PCs and notebooks equipped with Windows 10 April 2018 Update or with later versions while for the previous ones it will not be possible to receive the update.
The Chromium base represents a new era for Edge and for Microsoft. The basis of the web browser is indeed Chromium and this will therefore allow us to revolutionize the browse, which has long been criticized for being behind light years compared to the direct competitors of Mozilla firefox and Chrome itself. It often happened that many users did not succeed in visualizing the pages in the right way.
Microsoft is modifying several icons of the native Windows 10 apps and also the operating system logo for Windows 10X. For one year had been announced a restructuring regarding the style of the icons of Windows 10, and the new versions for the Office apps. The company has now announced the redesign of over 100 icons with new colors, materials and details.
The goal is to modernize Microsoft software and services under the dictates of Fluent Design: “With the new redesigned icons we faced two important creative challenges: we needed to signal innovation and change while maintaining the familiarity of services for consumers. We also had need to develop a flexible and open design system to expand into various contexts, remaining faithful to the Microsoft style, “wrote Jon Freidman, Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Design and Research.
Many of the changes in the icons try to be consistent and don’t want to revolutionize everything necessarily. To date, Windows 10 is betrayed by its “hybrid” nature, with the Win32 apps competing for the place with those designed on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP). As a result, the apps use different stylistic features for the icons, and the new design tries to clean up.