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More images of Windows 10 for phones have leaked online showing off a new smart dialer, Spartan on mobile, slightly modified multi-tasking and improved support for additional languages on keyboard.
Screenshots of Microsoft's Project Spartan on Windows 10 for phones have been leaked on the web, the images show several changes like "reading lists" and repositioning of the address bar.
Microsoft is hosting a small conference for key partners and web developers for them to learn more about Spartan, and one of the slides from the presentation gives us a look behind the scenes.
Microsoft has announced that they are changing their initial plans for Internet Explorer by saying that Internet Explorer 11 will remain fundamentally unchanged from Windows 8.1 going forward.
Microsoft is opening up and partnering with different companies to make sure Spartan will be competitive once it gets released. The first partnership being made public is between Adobe and Microsoft.
In the Spartan browser that Microsoft will be releasing soon, there are two features called reading list and reading mode; we got to play with the new features and took a few screenshots too.
When Windows 10 is released this summer, it will include a new browser that features integration with Cortana and if you are curious about what this looks like, we have images posted after the jump.
Project Spartan, Microsoft's new web browser, is not quite ready to be included in the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but you can still get a taste of its rendering engine in build 10041.
A few weeks back, a Microsoft executive said that in the next build of Windows 10, the Spartan browser would be shipping in the next Insider release - but in 10041, Spartan is absent.
A few days ago, we saw a leak that detailed many different aspects of Microsoft's upcoming Spartan web browser but one thing that looked a bit odd was the title bar - but that will change too.
Even though Microsoft hasn't released a new build of Windows 10 with Spartan in it, thanks to a new leak, there are a plethora of screenshots that show off the new browser.
In an upcoming release of Windows 10, Microsoft will include project Spartan that features Cortana integration; this feature has now been shown off on video thanks to a new leak.
Microsoft confirmed today at Mobile World Congress that project Spartan, the company's next browser, will be shipping in the next preview build that should hopefully be arriving soon.
The IE team revealed more on the story behind Microsoft Spartan - the new browser across all Windows 10 devices, and why they will not be moving forward with Internet Explorer.
Internet Explorer's new Edge rendering engine has been slipped into the latest Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones, while later releases will see Internet Explorer replaced by the new Spartan.
Windows Insiders are eagerly waiting for a new Technical Preview build to be released, and recent leaks show that we might get to see Spartan in action sooner than expected.
Microsoft has recently announced that they have added support for HLS and DASH adaptive bitrate streaming protocols in Spartan, and you can try them out right now if you have Windows 10 installed.
Microsoft has confirmed on Twitter that Spartan will be a great platform for gaming inside a browser, with Gamepad, Pointer Lock, and improved WebGL standards currently being implemented.
Microsoft stated on Twitter that they are working on support for extensions for the Spartan browser which aligns to previously reported information about the future of the browser.
Jacob Rossi, senior engineer at Microsoft's web platform team has shared more details about Spartan, its rendering engine, and how it will affect users and developers moving forward.
Microsoft is reportedly considering various names for its new web browser, including 'IE Evex' and 'Internet Explorer Endeavor' - but some users are calling on the company to stick with 'Spartan'.
There's a new surprise in the latest build of Windows 10 that you can only see if you enable the new experimental features in Internet Explorer, after which it will mask its true identity.
We learn more about what's under the hood of Microsoft's new Spartan browser, and to no one's surprise we find Internet Explorer. However that's not to say that Spartan is simply IE in disguise.
Microsoft has shed a bit more light on its new browser, called Project Spartan, including the first look at the mobile interface that will arrive with Windows 10 for phones.
At the Windows 10 event today in Redmond, Washington at the company's headquarters, Microsoft has announced its newest browser code named Sparatan and it will come with every version of Windows 10
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Tomorrow, Microsoft will show off its newest browser that will finally bring true extensions to its product but the approach will be a bit different than what most might be expecting.
In a week from now, Microsoft will be announcing more on its plans for Windows 10 on PCs, phones and other devices. But what should we expect from the company's next OS preview build for the PC?
We have learned a bit more about how Spartan will work and what features the browser will include when it launches with Windows 10, ahead of the announcement later this month.
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Microsoft's new web browser is radically redesigned and full of surprises. Spartan will reportedly have new advanced features that will make rival browsers look utterly irelevant.
After poking the fires about Microsoft's new browser, we think we have a better understanding of how the company will use this new asset in Windows 10 and have answered a few reader questions too.
The next browser from the Microsoft camp is coming into focus and we have had a peek at the UI and have pulled together the details to help you understand what the new UI will look like.
Someone at Facebook appears to have gotten a little trigger happy, posting (and subsequently pulling) a blog post detailing the company's new HTML5 mobile experience, dubbed ''Project Spartan".
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