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Microsoft Edge is the new browser for Windows 10

Microsoft edge browser introduction
  • On April 30, 2015

Project Spartan becomes Microsoft Edge

Microsoft announced that the new Windows 10 browser will be named ‘Microsoft Edge’. Previously known as ‘Spartan’, Edge becomes the main browser for all Windows 10 devices, replacing Internet Explorer, but keeping a similar logo. The Edge’s insides, however, will be completely different as the browser uses a new rendering engine – EdgeHTML.

Although Edge has a minimalistic design, the Windows 10 browser will support a number of interesting features such as digital ink annotations, Cortana integration, build-in reading lists, and even extensions known from Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft Edge will be simple, fast and efficient.

Edge has already impressed even if it is far from finished. The early version of the browser has taken the lead in many popular benchmark rankings. According to Microsoft, the Edge browser tops the JetStream and Octane 2.0 Benchmarks, overtaking established browsers like Firefox, Chrome and Explorer.

Microsoft Edge (a.k.a Project Spartan) is already available for testing through the Technical Preview versions of Windows 10 for Phones and PC. More refined versions of Edge will be released with upcoming builds in May.