Microsoft shows off Spartan browser for Windows 10 phones
posted by Florin T. / Jan 22, 2015, 7:38 PM
As you'd expect after seeing yesterday's preview, the new browser has a clean, flat user interface, seemingly supporting both dark and light themes (which we'll probably be able to switch with ease). Spartan is developed as a single browser for all Windows 10 devices, from PCs (with or without touch-enabled screens) to tablets and, of course, smartphones. That's why the Spartan features showcased yesterday - including Cortana integration, the ability to take notes on your screen, and a new reading mode - will be available on Windows 10-based phones.
Even if you're going to test Windows 10 before its official release (as part of Microsoft's insider program), you won't be able to use Spartan yet, as this is likely not going to be launched before summer. But at least it's coming this year.
source: Microsoft via Windows Central
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Microsoft really believe in that nonsense os they have
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 7:42 PM 2
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The OS isnt that bad as everyone makes it out to be... more Apps and it would be better.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 7:46 PM 14
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You think Windows is a nonsense OS, i think you are talking nonsense! Millions and Millions PC's, Laptops, Servers etc etc are running Windows! You must be a Android or Apple fan boy, you don't know what you are talking about!
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 1:50 AM 0
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oh no, they moved the address bar to the top! It was very convenient when it's at the bottom (from my most recent windows phone experience).
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 8:05 PM 5
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Also why are there two bars now That takes up too much space on ~5" screens Just have them all in the bottom bar (or top bar)
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 8:57 PM 1
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Still using IE engine. But of course a different name. Doesn't matter as long as it does its job properly and fast.
posted on Jan 22, 2015, 10:58 PM 0
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not directly related to this article, but still: what does "(Windows is) FREE - for ONE year" mean?
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 5:39 AM 0
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If you have windows 7 and above, you get to get win10 for free the first year it is out and free support for the life of your device. If you wait past that year you have to pay to upgrade. Its basically a free year for everyone to jump to the new OS, giving them a free upgrade.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 6:53 AM 1
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Basically what elitewolverine said below. MS was disappointed with Windows 8/8.1 adoption so they are giving Windows 10 as a free upgrade to 7 and 8/8.1 users. If you wait for more than a year you'll have to pay an upgrade fee, probably around 40$. And it is definitely not a "trial" period as some people have said. Once you upgrade you get full support and not just for a one year period. People were saying you would be able to use it free for a year and than pay yearly subscription like Office 365, but that is not the case.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 7:04 AM 1
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Hope they stopped trying to fake websites into thinking its an iOS device. There's so many websites 8.1 screwed up, websites I had no problem viewing on 8.
posted on Jan 23, 2015, 11:56 AM 0
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