Build 2015: Goodbye Internet Explorer; Microsoft Edge will be new browser on all Windows 10 devices

So far known as Project Spartan, the new browser will be called Microsoft Edge. The idea behind naming it as Edge is the fact that the new rendering engine that Microsoft is using for the Windows 10 browser is called EdgeHTML.


Micorsoft unveiled the new name of its latest browser that will be seen from Windows 10 OS onwards. So far known as Project Spartan, the new browser will be called Microsoft Edge. The idea behind naming it as Edge is the fact that the new rendering engine that Microsoft is using for the Windows 10 browser is called EdgeHTML.

Microsoft made this announcement at the Build developers conference on Wednesday. It announced the details about Microsoft Edge, highlighting the fact that it is meant for consuming and creating content. The browser will have a new layout for new tabs which seem to have a flat design approach, favourites folder built into the browser, thumbnails of frequently visited websites, web apps and personalised information from Cortana.

As we had seen on the Windows 10 event in January most of the features such as annotating, distraction free reading, Cortana support will be provided as default. "With the new browser you can write directly on Web pages (and share them), read online articles free from distraction or use the offline reading feature for greater convenience," says the Microsoft blog. Hovering the mouse pointer over the open tabs will give you a small thumbnail view of the webpage.

Apart from this, Microsoft has also added support for Chrome and Firefox extensions which can be optimised for Edge by making 'a few changes' says Microsoft.

If you want to try the browser, you will need to be running the latest build of Windows 10 Technical Preview (ie. Build 10105)


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