After nearly 20 years, Microsoft is set to officially conclude its Internet Explorer brand.
According to Yahoo Tech, the tech giant has confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan.
During the Microsoft Convergence this week, brand marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name and brand.
“We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10,” he said. “We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing.”
While IE will exist in some versions of Windows 10, mainly for enterprise compatibility, the new Project Spartan will be the primary browser moving forward for Windows users.
Internet Explorer was initially released in August 1995. It was the most widely-used browser for years, but with the popularity of Apple and its Safari browser, as well as Google’s Chrome and the open-source Mozilla Firefox, it’s marketshare has continually declined.
According to StatCounter, just 22% of Internet users browsed with IE in December 2014, while Chrome lead the way with 46%, followed by Firefox with 16%.