Is it all about Spartan now?
Spartan, is the codename for for Microsoft’s next web browser, which we all thought would be Internet Explorer 12, is actually an entirely new Microsoft browser all together. The new browser will ship with the upcoming Windows 10 and will be available for both desktop and mobile (phone/tablet) versions of Windows 10.
According to Mary Jo Foley, Spartan is codename for a “new, light-weight browser” that will ship with Windows 10 alongside a backwards-compatible version of Internet Explorer 11.
It has been said that the name change may be a way to try to get users to realize the much more standards-compliant IE of today is very different from older, proprietary versions of IE. We look forward to see if it is as standard-compliant as Webkit and Gecko based browsers.
Video shows the Windows 10 demonstration