Axis – A New Browser From Yahoo! To Launch Tonight

Its not a joke! Yahoo! is all set to launch a new browser tonight at 9PM PT. The new browser is called as Axis.

Yahoo describes Axis as “a new mobile and desktop browsing search experience.” There are two parts to Axis: a browser extension and a standalone iOS app. Yahoo offers versions of the Axis extension for Safari, Chrome, and Firefox (along with Internet Explorer 9 for Windows); the iOS app is universal.

And according to LAUNCH, the company is set to release the desktop version tonight while the extension and iOS apps are already live.

Subject: Yahoo! Axis launches on May 23- Redefining what it means to search and browse

Hi team,

I am so excited to announce that tonight at 9pm we will launch Yahoo! Axis! Since you are one of my most valued clients I am giving you first notification. Since this is not launching publically until tonight, we ask that you please keep this information confidential until tomorrow.

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

From the following demo, the browser looks like it takes Google’s autocomplete to a whole new level by bringing up pages on the right hand side as you search for them.

Will it be a disaster or a Google Chrome killer?