Edge is Microsoft's new browser
Today at Microsoft's Build Conference, a new browser called Microsoft Edge was unveiled. Originally codenamed Project Spartan, Edge will replace Internet Explorer for every device running the Windows 10 operating system. Edge has been developed to work in tandem with Microsoft's voice command program Cortana, for those hoping to search hands-free. The browser is also launching with the ability to create and download extensions. While Internet Explorer had extensions, it is common knowledge that they are not as easy to implement as extensions for other competing browsers, and many take issue with the speed and usability of Internet Explorer and the extensions themselves.
The Redmond-based company is also trying to make the development of extensions as easy as possible, even stating that most Chrome browser extensions can be ported to Edge without much difficulty. Microsoft Edge is said to be faster and lighter then Internet Explorer, according to Microsoft. The company's previous browser does not have the best reputation for speed or ease of use, so it is refreshing to see an entirely new browser release with Windows 10.
Microsoft Edge is one of many new features of Windows 10 that was announced at the Build Conference this week. The company is aiming to create a lot of opportunities for developers to create apps and extensions so Windows 10 will be adopted by many due to its third-party support upon release. So far, it seems that Microsoft is taking some great steps towards achieving that goal.