Windows 8 Browser Screenshot Reveals a Little More UI

I think most Windows 8 followers are more interested in the changing UI’s of Windows 8 than they are minor tweaks to features that have been around for a number of Windows versions. Personally, I completely welcome new features and improvements to the next version of Windows, but the dual, tablet and 3D UI’s we’ve been hearing rumors about are what really have me interested in what Microsoft says is their “…riskiest product bet yet.”
Just today, revealed more of the browser UI that was first revealed in the co-unveil of Paul Thurrott and Raphael Rivera a few weeks ago. You may remember that the new browser bore a close resemblance to the minimalist browser in Windows Phone and clearly had hints of the Metro UI that has become very popular in Microsoft’s recent products.
You’ll notice in the leaked screenshot below that the new interface for IE9 (or whatever it will be called) is clearly created with touch-devices in mind. This new tablet approach is said to be all over Windows 8 and will help Microsoft to stretch their main OS over a number of different form factors.

Image Credit: Neowin

There is clearly a mix of both the current browser and Metro-influenced design at work in this screenshot. The question is, will Microsoft be able to bring together both a touch-friendly OS and the desktop OS that many have come to know into one cohesive package? Let us know what you think of the early browser design in the comments below.
I apologize all of the paragraphs are running into each other. WordPress is not cooperating today.
Source: Neowin

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7 Responses to Windows 8 Browser Screenshot Reveals a Little More UI

  1. Achmed April 25, 2011 at 11:11 pm #

    When Windows 8 Beta will be release?

    • Jason April 26, 2011 at 6:08 am #

      Microsoft hasn’t revealed when the release will be, but many expect there will be a private beta around PDC, then the public beta will follow soon after. Probably around Fall this year.

  2. Crs2029 April 25, 2011 at 11:35 pm #


  3. Thomas April 26, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Interesting. Personally i think the color-coding on those blocks is a little tacky. Opera’s Speed Dial or Chrome’s actual images of the site tops this anyday. i hope they

  4. Admin_RobertCity April 30, 2011 at 4:16 am #

    Looks like IE is still keeping it’s reputation as the ugliest and worst browser ever still going strong.

  5. Geo ^^ May 1, 2011 at 1:37 am #

    Ubuntu’s combining Unity and Gnome , Apple’s combining iOS and Mac OS, why shouldn’t Microsoft combine Metro and Aero XD.

  6. Robert May 4, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    Fan boy, I have not. But I’m talking about the INTERFACE, not the speed.

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