Microsoft has decided to stop making improvements to its Internet Explorer and has decided to launch a brand new web browser that will be launched with the new Windows 10 operating system that is coming this autumn.
Microsoft is said to focus in a more minimalistic design that will have the same layout for pc and mobile devices. That will include extensions as Firefox and Chrome do, among many other new features. By now, the project is called Spartan but we still don’t know which will be the real name.
According to statcounter
, Internet Explorer is the second most used web browser in laptops worldwide with 18.9% market share in February 2015. But five years ago, it had an impressive 50.4% of total market share. Crhrome with 48.7% market share in February 2015 has displaced Microsoft leadership. In fact only Safari is the other web browser that has increased its market share in recent years to reach 10.2%.
Internet Explorer ranks third and has only the 14.51% of a market share led again by Chrome with 52.65% and Firefox with 18.48% in February 2015.
Hopefully Microsoft will launch a nice web browser, because although it has been highly relevant in the history of the Internet, it has never launched a web browser that has really been far away from competitors at any time.