New report claims to have info and an image of Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser for Windows 10

A new report claims that it has obtained an early image of Microsoft's rumored new web browser for Windows 10, code-named "Spartan", along with some new information on the browser itself.

The image leak and info comes from BGR, which claims it received the screenshot of the browser from an unnamed source. The screenshot itself is supposed to be of the second version of Spartan, with BGR stating that the browser's development team has since moved onto a newer versions of the application. The leaked image does jib with earlier reports that Spartan will have a flatter user interface, similar to Google's Chrome and Mozilla's Firefox browsers.

BGR adds:

"More interestingly, Microsoft's new browser is said to come with some amazing new features that should further improve the Internet browsing experience. Apparently, Spartan will let you speak entire voice commands such as 'add to favorites', 'make that my home homepage,' or 'go to'""Additionally, we are told Spartan will also be able to run different browsers inside it, 'with the push of a button.' For example, users could split the browser into four windows that would be showing them four different ways to seeing a website or online application, as long as those browsers are also installed on the same device."

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Microsoft has yet to confirm this new or any of the previous online reports about "Spartan". One rumor claims that the desktop version of Windows 10 could ship with both Spartan and the current Internet Explorer 11 for better backwards compatibility with older websites. Microsoft will hold a major press event at its headquarters in Redmond, Washington on January 21 to reveal more about its plans for Windows 10, which is expected to be released in its final form in late 2015.

Source: BGR

John Callaham