Windows 10 Will Get A New Browser “Spartan”, That Is Not Internet Explorer [Report]

Codenamed Spartan, this is what the Windows 10 operating system will be coming integrated with a new web browser rather than Internet Explorer 11. Microsoft is planning to roll out a new browser when it debuts Windows 10 later next year. Full story on how and why discussion can be checked after this fold!

Is Microsoft Imminently creating entirely new browser with Windows 10

According to the sources, IE isn’t going completely away after Spartan incoming with Windows 10 OS. But Microsoft will make some big changes to Internet Explorer in the upcoming Windows 10 time frame though, making IE “Spartan” look and feel more like Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox Web Browsers.

Question arise about what will Windows 10 mean for Internet Explorer? Thomas Nigro, a Microsoft Student Partner lead and developer of the modern version of VLC, mentioned on Twitter earlier this month that he heard about Microsoft was apparently building a brand-new browser and its now the Internet Explorer 12. Citing unnamed sources who said Windows 8.1 default browser Internet Explorer 11 would still be present for backward compatibility.

However, the new Microsoft’s Windows 10 browser is codenamed “Spartan,” which appears to be more an exercise in rebranding rather than a big technical change. New one still uses Microsoft’s Charka JavaScript engine as well as its Trident rendering engine. Its said, rather than a non-proprietary engine such as WebKit (Apple’s Safari uses WebKit and Chrome is based on a “fork” of the open-source software called Blink).

Spartan on Windows 10 will supports almost all the extensions and more off its “lightweight” browser will be available for both desktop and mobile (phone/tablet) versions of Windows 10. New features on the next-gen OS will be revealed at January 21st event in the Redmond – the company’s hometown in Washington.

Notably, the sources also aren’t sure if Spartan will be functional enough for inclusion in the Windows 10 January Technical Preview and mobile preview builds that are expected to be available to testers in early 2015.

Unknown as yet whether Microsoft end up porting its next Spartan browser to Android, iOS and on any other non-Windows operating systems. Possibility there, because Microsoft already porting much of its software and services to non-Windows variants. Chances are there that this push could happen somewhere down the line.

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