The browser, code-named Spartan, is set to be shown off on January 21st when Microsoft demonstrates its new Windows 10 operating system, according to people close to the company. But it might not be ready for release when the early version of the software launches the same month this pose a question, Are days over for internet explorer.
It will be available for both desktop and mobile versions of the operating system, according to ZDNet.
Microsoft is feeling the heat from the market and its list of failed products is increasing day by day. In last few years they have not understood the market dynamics and customer needs.
To list big flops from Microsoft:
They have failed miserably over last few years when other new players launched and consolidated products in Microsoft’s domain. Microsoft is instrumental in decline of email platform like Hotmail, once a market leader and trendsetter. Now with Nokia, they had an opportunity to rebrand themselves in mobile arena but overall lack of initiative and innovation is killing Nokia, as well.
The new browser will be the default one in future versions of the operating system, Windows 10 will ship with a new and backwards-compatible version of Internet Explorer, IE 12, too.
Back in September, just before the first Windows 10 Technical Preview, there were some rumblings that the future version of Internet Explorer (i.e. IE12) might support extensions, and that it would have a reworked interface. Now, ZDNet and Neowin are reporting — from fairly reliable sources — that there may actually be two different browsers that ship with Windows 10: Internet Explorer 12, and this new Spartan browser. Neither of these browsers (if they exist) have yet made an appearance in the public Technical Preview, but presumably they would have to emerge quite soon if they want to debut with the final build of Windows 10.