Rumors and hearsay have indicated the following about the new browser, which may or may not carry the IE brand:
It will more closely resemble Chrome and Firefox
It will incorporate Cortana
It will incorporate “grouped tabs”
It will allow users to annotate websites/pages
It will work across platforms and devices
As Microsoft is preparing the new browser, the current IE has shown new life according to data from StatCounter. They show a massive usage spike since November in the US market. IE has thus retaken the browser lead from Chrome.
This is all about the PC given that Microsoft has such a small share of mobile device traffic.
I asked Microsoft to comment on the StatCounter data and the company declined. StatCounter is investigating. I will update this post if the company…