Project Spartan gets a new name as Microsoft announces its Edge browser
Windows users have been looking forward to Microsoft’s Project Spartan for months, the company’s break away from Internet Explorer as it prepares a new browser experience that will be integral to Windows 10. Previews landed last month for the PC, and earlier this month for phones. But for all Microsoft’s told us about Spartan, we’ve known that at least one thing was destined to change prior to the software’s final release: its name. At Build 2015 today, Microsoft just introduced us to Spartan as it will arrive in its final form, picking up the name Microsoft Edge.
Besides simply announcing the new name, Microsoft also previewed a few new Edge features, including support for extensions created for competing browsers.
Just like the tools we heard about to encourage iOS and Android app ports, Edge will allow existing Firefox and Chrome extensions to be adapted with minimal additional effort.