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.
If you are wondering how exactly the new search engine deal (where Yahoo! replaced Google as a default search engine in Firefox) has affected the trends in the industry, just take a look at the new data from Net Applications.
According to the new stats, Yahoo! has managed to [almost] triple its market share, up from 3.52% to 9.31% (5.79 points increase).
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.