While there has been quite a lot of discussions on Microsoft’s new web browser codenamed Project Spartan, the company has confirmed that this browser will replace IE in Windows 10 which is slated for released later this year.
The new browser name is yet to finalize and Spartan is just the code name. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Microsoft’s marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name and brand.
While Project Spartan will be the primary browser on Windows 10, IE will still exist on certain versions of Windows which is mainly intended for enterprise support. As of now we do not have much information on Spartan. There is also no details on the UI, but from all leaks and news, it seems Microsoft is completely overhauling the browser on the new OS.
Internet Explorer which once used to be the most popular browser has been decreasing in market share over the last 5-6 years and since Chrome was released.
Microsoft has shared a survey result, without putting much into detail, to show that they are still experimenting with a new name. Interesting to not that these survey are done for Chrome users instead of being done for Windows users. Ine the survey result you should note that putting Microsoft infant of a proposed name, got Microsoft even better result.