Microsoft officially offered more details regarding its new Windows 10 browser codenamed "Spartan," which will in fact be called "Edge" at launch.
Many expected the company's much-touted new browser to launch as "Spartan," but that was just a codename and the company has now revealed that it will launch the browser as Microsoft "Edge."
During its BUILD 2015 developer conference that kicked off on Wednesday, April 29, in San Francisco, Microsoft offered more exciting details.
All Windows 10 devices will ship with the Edge browser on board. At first, the new browser will be available alongside Internet Explorer, but it will eventually replace IE.
Microsoft Edge aims to serve as a fast browser with a built-in notation tool, as well as deep integration with Cortana, the company's digital assistant, so it can offer more personalized results and actions alongside a neat reading mode, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore touted.
Moreover, the Edge browser will also be able to support Chrome and Firefox extensions, which means that developers can bring their popular plugins to the new browser. The browser's web engine, meanwhile, is built on the Universal App Platform.
"Microsoft Edge is our new browser experience for Windows 10. It includes a new web engine and is built on the Universal App Platform. From the PC to the phone, we're introducing a design in Microsoft Edge that's more contemporary and simple, and is better integrated with the overall Windows 10 experience," the company explained in a new post on the official Windows blog.
"We've also focused on creating an experience that's consistent and familiar from device-to-device. This includes both a common visual style for the app across the Windows 10 device family, and consistent top edge placement of the address bar as the most prominent element of the browser."
At the same time, Microsoft also revealed that all existing Windows 10 apps will be compatible with the company's Hololens augmented reality holographic headset, which creates the illusion of a 3D hologram within the wearer's physical environment. Developers will also be able to create their own apps via the Windows Holographic Platform. Microsoft had hundreds of Hololens demo kits available for testing at the conference, but failed to reveal when the device will become available or how much it would cost.
Windows 10, meanwhile, is set to launch this summer with the new Edge browser experience on board, but no exact timeframe is available at this point. In the meantime, you can learn more about the Microsoft Edge browser from the company's teaser video below.