Yesterday Yahoo! launched its own browser called as Axis in order to remain in the competition against it’s rival Google, and it pretty much succeeds in doing so.
Axis allows the user to search,with displaying the visual results,without making the user to leave the page he was on. Right now Axis is available as a stand-alone browser App for iPhone,iPod touch and iPad but for the desktop,it is only available as a plug-in, that works with all the major browsers including Firefox,Safari,Internet Explorer and Google Chrome.
Now,from the demo,it looked like it really succeeds in taking searching to a whole new level.
As you install the extension for your browser,it starts displaying at the bottom left corner of the page.As you click in the search box,the box expands into one-third part of your browser.
Now as you start typing your search query,it starts showing the results in the right hand side of the browser,which is really good,because you don’t have to leave the screen you were working on.
The best thing about Axis is the design and the use of Slaty black color in the background which makes it visually appealing.
The iPhone and iPad version were also quite impressive.May be in future they also release a standalone browser for desktop too. But its going to be interesting to see,where this war of the browser will reach.