Remember the anticipation and excitement surrounding the news of an upcoming enhanced browser with the Microsoft Windows 10? It was dubbed as ‘Project Spartan’ earlier until now. Microsoft has finally finished its project and has announced recently and named its new browser as Microsoft Edge. Tweaked up with all sort of techs and artificial intelligence, that is, Microsoft’s own: Cortana.
Revealed at the company’s annual build conference at San Francisco. Executives have also announced some new features of coming packed with Microsoft Edge. They have made the icon quite similar to Internet Explorer’s, which is a lower-case ‘e’ with certain minimal changes to its style.
With a deep integration of Cortana into the browser, the user will be prompted with all sorts of relevant information and details. The browser will also support a ‘no-fuss’ reading mode feature for a clean, quiet and peaceful reading experience. Along with that, the Edge will support annotation and note sharing options to send or save snippets of webpages.
But why name it ‘Edge’? That is because Microsoft has used a new rendering engine in its browser to deliver webpages more effectively and is known as EdgeHTML engine. Microsoft has kept the browser’s interface simple and aesthetic as possible for which we’re quite thankful about and without any clutters or popups, the web experience is smooth and feels convenient.
Microsoft Edge will not be available to the consumers any soon until the Windows 10 officially gets released later this year but the tech-savvy guys can still get a look Project Spartan by signing up for Microsoft’s Insider program.
Here’s a glimpse of Microsoft Edge.