Project Spartan Gets An Official Name: Edge


Well, it’s the moment we are all waiting for — well maybe not — but Microsoft has finally told us the official name of the so-called “Project Spartan” web browser: Edge. Conveniently beginning with an “e” it looks like some variation of the Internet Explorer logo will continue to haunt our task bars. For some though, “e” is the familiar icon, which connects them to the World Wide Web. While it seemed that Microsoft was just about ready to shake the stereotypes and preconceptions among some, starting fresh with a new browser with Project Spartan, it seems they decided to keep the iconic “e” alive.

Of course, it’s worth mentioning that Edge didn’t sever all ties with Internet Explorer. It was conceived from Internet Explorer’s Trident render engine, now Microsoft Edge HTML.

We already gave you fairly comprehensive overview of Project Spartan, now officially named Edge, when it was first announced, but in a nutshell Edge has:

  • Improved search bar that provides information without loading webpage
  • “Hub”, a digital drawer that contains all of your internet things
  • Webpage annotation which allows you to share your immediate thoughts on web page by writing, highlighting or typing
  • Comprehensive reading list that syncs among all of your devices
  • Reading mode
  • Cortana integration
Courtesy Microsoft

Courtesy Microsoft

With these features and a much improved user experience than Internet Explorer, Edge is going to be one of Windows 10’s front-running features. Edge isn’t only going to a PC browser either; its multiplatform capability means Edge is going to be the browser on Xbox, Windows Phone 10 and pretty much every other Microsoft device around.

So with the Windows 10 expected release approaching, let’s all give a warm welcome to our new friend and Internet partner, Edge.

Let us know your thoughts on Edge. Do you appreciate the reference to Internet Explorer let us know in the comments or on social media!

Source: Microsoft


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