We've heard plenty of rumors about Microsoft's brand new "Project Spartan" Web browser over the last few months. But, now we finally have some official news about the upcoming Internet Explorer replacement. At its Build 2015 developers' conference, the company announced the new browser will be called Microsoft Edge and even revealed some its innovative features.
Unlike its predecessor, Edge will include lots of cutting-edge tools that even Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox don't have. The new browser will come standard on all new Windows 10 computers and gadgets. They will also ship with Internet Explorer 11 installed to resolve legacy issues.
Edge will be the default browser for all Windows 10 devices, with a focus on giving developers a proper experience (no document modes or compatibility views) and offering consumers unique features like the ability to annotate on web pages, distraction-free reading, and Cortana integration. IE11 will be strictly for any legacy scenarios that may occur; enterprises with a large numbers of sites that rely on old technologies can choose to make it the default browser via group policy.