Category: Internet Explorer
Your eyes are not deceiving you.
As Microsoft plans to reveal Windows 10 and likely Spartan to the world tomorrow, another leak has spoiled more fun.
According to the new report, Microsoft’s Spartan will be able to support Chrome extensions (whether natively or not it’s unknown). As a result, it should be able to quickly grow its extensions gallery without requiring developers to start coding from scratch.
Now here is something weird to kick start your day.
It looks like Net Applications have stopped reporting Opera in its “Desktop Top Browser Share Trend” and have replaced it with Netscape, which for some weird reason have also managed to increase its market share by 0.05 point in December.
December, 2014 Mobile Market Share: Google Chrome, Opera Mini, Internet Explorer – Up; Safari, Android Browser – Down
So how did the mobile browsers do in the last month of 2014? Let’s find out.
As always, Safari is first in our list, down from 45.40% to 43.76% (1.64 point decrease).
At least some versions of it.
As we are nearing the announcement and reveal of Windows 10 [Consumer Preview], more and more leaks are appearing all over the web with the latest being about Spartan again.
According to a new report, Spartan will replace the Modern version of Internet Explorer and not only will it be available for tablets and phones but also Xbox.
Reveals Spartan icon as well.
Now here‘s a minor yet pleasing update for you.
Chinese site CNBeta have posted a new and non cropped screenshot of Microsoft‘s Spartan web browser, which means that the new Windows 10 taskbar is also visible, adding credibility to the recent leak.
Small and blurry.
After yesterday’s leak from BGR, which as is now reported by some sources is fake (thank god for that), there are a couple of new screenshots that look much more legit, whether or not they are indeed real still remains a mystery.
And here they are:
Reminds us of something from the 90s.
A new leak from BGR has brought us the very first screenshot of Microsoft’s new web browser codenamed Spartan. As you can see from the picture below, it is extremely minimalistic and ugly.
According to the report, in September Microsoft has assigned a dedicated team to work on Spartan and it has been doing so ever since. While details remain scarce, I is known that there were a total of three UI redesigns with last one being done in late December. The good news? This is the second and not the third version of the user interface, which leaves us some hope that it won’t look as atrocious as it does in the leaked screenshot.
Spartan is the new IE.
Now here’s a shocker for you just before the year ends. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft is working on a new, light weight web browser for Windows 10 and there won’t be Internet Explorer 12.
Instead, a browser codenamed “Spartan”, which feels and behaves more like Chrome and Firefox, will replace Internet Explorer (although Windows 10 will still ship with IE11 for compatibility reasons) and will be available for both desktop and mobile devices.
Some time ago, we reported that Microsoft was looking for a various user feedback, specially related to the user interface. Well, after collecting and listening the community, the software giant has revealed a newly redesigned F12 developer tools for Internet Explorer.
The main focus of a new design was to optimize the vertical real estate and eliminate the confusion, they claim that for this very reason tools icons were also removed and replaced with text.
And this is how it looks like: