Project Spartan is the internal codename given to the new web browser by Microsoft team. Today Microsoft officially unveiled the new browser in action for the very first times in the Windows 10 media briefing.
The event kicked off with an introduction by OS Executive Vice president Terry Myerson followed by the demos of windows 10, continuum, hybrid apps running on PC along with mobile as well as tablet, Cortana for pc and finally Spartan by Corporate vice president Joe Belfiore.
The new browser uses a newly built browsing engine developed by Microsoft which gives a better and more clearer user experience in terms of design and functionality. Here are some of the new features Microsoft will ship with their all new browser:
1. Tabs: The redesigned UI comes with 2 views for tabs: Detailed as well as a compact view. The detailed view shows the screenshot of the webpage. However the compact view gives more reading space.
2. Edit and Share: This is the first web browser ever to feature inbuilt annotations that allows users to take notes using the pen tool or keyboard and share them to your friends and family.
3. Modern Websites: Spartan gives a better and faster viewing experience to modern website. It also has the backward compatibility view for the older websites.
4. Reading Mode: The web browser has a reading mode, same as they have in the Windows Phone browser which lets us to read the web page in distraction free mode. Reading list is built in the browser so that you can save the webpage for later viewing.
5. Cortana Integration: Cortana is integrated right inside the browser as well, You can select any word and right click to Ask Cortana about that, It will instantly show you the information related to the keyword.
Spartan is also rumoured to be running Google chrome apps when its development gets completed, which can take the browser to a whole new level, given the plethora of apps available in the chrome store.
Here’s a sneak peek of what’s new in Windows 10:
As I write this off, I am really excited to get a glimpse of the new era of computing. Embrace innovation everyone.