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Windows 10’s ‘Spartan’ browser will have the ‘most advanced’ features yet

Published Jan 8th, 2015 5:30PM EST
Windows 10 Spartan Browser Features
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Microsoft’s special new browser for Windows 10, codenamed Spartan, is being detailed in more and more reports, with The Verge revealing that the new browser will be the most advanced yet, as it’ll offer users a variety of features not found on other browsers.

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Spartan is meant to work on a variety of screens, from smartphones to tablets to desktops, and the app should be available from Windows Store once it launches. Visually, Spartan is said to offer a similar experience across devices, and the new browser is expected to sport a minimal interface, basically looking like a simplified version of Google’s Chrome.

Features-wise, Spartan will offer various capabilities, including annotations and sharing support. Microsoft wants users to be able to make notes on a page using a stylus, and share them with colleagues via OneDrive.

One other major feature of Spartan will be Cortana integration. Users will apparently be able to use the digital assistant’s various powers inside the browser, though voice support isn’t specifically mentioned.

Finally, Spartan will come with a new way for users to group tabs together, helping them unclutter their browsing experience — for example, users will be able to separate work tabs from personal tabs.

Spartan could be further detailed on January 21st, during Microsoft’s special media event, though nothing is confirmed on the matter.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

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