Microsoft Reportedly Working on New Web Browser

(Jim Merithew/WIRED)
(Jim Merithew/WIRED)

Is Microsoft preparing for life after Internet Explorer?

ZDNet reports Microsoft is working on a brand new Web browser, codenamed Spartan, which will not serve as an upgrade to the company’s long running software.

Citing unnamed sources, the report says the browser will bear a similar experience to rival browsers Firefox and Google Chrome. The last version of IE launched by Microsoft was Internet Explorer 11 last year.

As many PC owners know, Internet Explorer is bundled with Microsoft’s Windows operating system, but the rise of alternative browsers including Chrome, Firefox and Apple’s Safari have pulled users away. According to research from Adobe, Chrome surpassed IE as the most popular web browser in the U.S., reports The Wall Street Journal.

Brett Molina

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