The browser market is exploding with several big players like Google Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer leading the market and several others like Opera and Safari catching up. However, it looks like the market is not so saturated after all because Yahoo will be launching their own web browser called Axis later today.
The news was leaked by Launch through an email they got their hands on. The email subject read, “Yahoo! Axis launches on May 23- Redefining what it means to search and browse” and described the browser and its launch.
Yahoo! Axis is a new browser that redefines what it means to search and browse- enabling a seamless search experience on your iPhone, iPad, and even your desktop. Here are some highlights of how Yahoo! Axis brings search to life in a whole new way:
Smarter, Faster Search with Rich Design: Get instant answers and visual previews so you can continuously discover and explore content without interruption. Never leave the page you are on to view your search results again.
Connected Experience: Move seamlessly across devices, picking up wherever you left off as you move across your desktop, iPhone, and iPad. Recently visited sites, searches, saved articles, and bookmarks are automatically accessible across all your devices.
Personal Home Page: Get direct access to your favorite sites and content across all your devices with the customizable Home Page.
Yahoo has reportedly been working on Axis for a long time now, but the release will finally be coming today. With competition from some of the established browsers, Axis might find it a little hard to gain traction. But hey, you never know. A couple of years ago, Chrome launched out of nowhere and is almost the most used browser today. So Yahoo could go miles too.
However, lets hope that this is not another Yahoo product which they run for a while and shut down. If you are looking forward to download Yahoo Axis, you can visit the website http://axis.yahoo.com/ or catch up on some video demo of Yahoo Axis above. Yahoo Axis is available as a desktop download, you can also download it for iPhone and iPad
We’ll be doing a review of the product as well in a short while, so stay tuned for it.
Update: I tried downloading the browser but it the link is downloading a browser extension for Google Chrome or add-on for Firefox which does not work as of now.