Microsoft revealed how Windows 10 will look on a smartphone Wednesday during its big press event. Now the company has offered a close look at how its new "Project Spartan" browser will look on a mobile screen.
As you can see from the two screenshots, it would appear that Spartan users will be able to switch from Light to Dark themes for the browser. It also has a very flat user interface. The URL address bar is placed on top, which is something that Internet Explorer for Windows Phone famously put on the bottom of the screen.
In an earlier blog post today, Microsoft said of Spartan:
"Spartan is a single browser designed to work great across the entire Windows 10 device family - from keyboard and mouse on the Windows 10 desktop to touch, gestures, voice, controllers and sensors. Powered by a new rendering engine, Spartan is designed for interoperability with the modern web. We've deliberately moved away from the versioned document modes historically used in Internet Explorer, and now use the same markup as other modern browsers. Spartan's new rendering engine is designed to work with the way the web is written today."
"Like Windows 10 itself Spartan will remain up-to-date: as a service, both providing new platform capabilities, security and performance improvements, and ensuring web developers a consistent platform across Windows 10 devices. Spartan and the new rendering engine are truly evergreen."
Unfortunately, the browser is still in very early stages of development. Microsoft did not have any demos on hand for the media yesterday, and we are likely months off before it comes to the Insider program.