Microsoft Edge: The official web browser applicable to all Windows 10 devices.

Published: 2 May 2015Updated: 4 May 2015

Microsoft Edge: The official web browser applicable to all Windows 10 devices.

The Microsoft three-day event called Build had already started. Through this conference the company had already made it to public that Internet Explorer will no longer be the web browser of its coming operating system which is the Windows 10. Microsoft also revealed that Internet Explorer will be just a thing from the past as it has announce that from Windows 10 operating system onwards a new web browser will come in as a replacement of Internet Explorer. What should be the new browser for Windows 10? The new browser is called Microsoft Edge.

The Microsoft Edge

This is the newest web browser of Microsoft which is also known as the Project Spartan. This particular browser had officially unveiled on January 21, 2015 and was released on March 30, 2015 for public preview. The replacement of Internet Explorer which is applicable on Windows 10 Smartphones, Laptops, Desktops, Tablets and other devices. With Windows 10 your default browser will be the Microsoft Edge.

This new browse removes support for technologies like ActiveX in favor of extensions and integration with other Microsoft services, such as the Cortana assistant and OneDrive, and will also offer annotation tools and a reading mode. The concept for its design is for interoperability with the modern web, perhaps that explains why it is lightweight with a layout engine built around web standard, to conform to the modern web.

Microsoft even highlighted details about this latest default browser on Wednesday during the Build Developers Conference that:

  • The Microsoft Edge 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.

Apart from that Microsoft had previously informed the public through its Microsoft blog that, “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.”

This means that features such as annotating, distraction free reading, and Cortana support will be provided as default and there is more, support for Chrome and Firefox extension has also been added.


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