As reported over a week ago, news broke that Microsoft was developing a new browser. Code named “Spartan” was touted as a “lightweight, Chrome competitor” that may replace Internet Explorer. Today we have more evidence including new features such as the ability to annotate web pages and will have integration with Cortana and deep integration with Microsoft’s services, such as One Note, Word, and One Drive.
The photos from CNBeta, which can be found here, show off an early icon of the browser and an early screenshot of the actual browser opened, but no web page visible.
Also shown off, is the first instance of Microsoft introducing a dark theme to Windows. The photos also show a somewhat different layout for the task bar, with icons having an almost monochrome appearance on the darker hues. This is also believed at what The Verge reports, as a new kind of theme, that will include light variants alongside other colors which will come later.
So are you excited for the new Microsoft Browser and the possibilities of new Themes? Sound off below!!