Microsoft is working on a new browser to replace Internet Explorer

With the new Windows 10 update in tow, Microsoft is expected to be working on a brand new browser that might be replacing Internet Explorer

By Kunal Khullar Published Date
30 - Dec - 2014
| Last Updated
30 - Dec - 2014
Microsoft is working on a new browser to replace Internet Explore...

Microsoft is said to be working on brand new browser codenamed Spartan, which will be replacing Internet Explorer 11 rather than updating it to new version. This new browser is expected to ship with the recently announced Windows 10 update. The new browser is reportedly a lightweight alternative to Internet Explorer but will be supporting third-party extensions and plugins.

While Internet Explorer is still one of the most used browsers, it is falling behind as the market is being dominated by Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, and other mobile based browsers. Statistics say that IE once held 90 percent of the internet traffic but in 2014, it fell to 58 percent. 

According ZDNet, Spartan will be targeting the PC and mobile markets by launching the new browser on both the platforms. The new browser will make its way to phones and tablets as well as laptops and desktops, but it's not yet confirmed whether it will arrive on platforms like Android or iOS, however there is a high possibility. The browser will use Microsoft’s Chakra JavaScript engine and Microsoft’s Trident rendering engine and while IE has not been the best when it comes to supporting HTML 5 standards, it has definitely seen a vast improvement since IE6.

So which browser do you prefer? Do you still use Internet Explorer when you are online? Tell us your thoughts...

Source: ZDNet