Project Spartan, Windows 10’s new browser, is now available for testing

31 Mar 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Microsoft Releases Preview Of Its New Browser ‘Project Spartan’ In Fresh Windows 10 Build.

Microsoft wasn’t kidding when it promised to ship Windows 10 builds more quickly. Microsoft Corporation says it has fulfilled the promise of smartphone ownership for many more people with the introduction of Lumia 430 Dual SIM, the latest addition to its range of Lumia smartphones.

If you have a Nokia Lumia smartphone, your chances of running the Windows 10 Preview are looking up: According to Microsoft’s Gabe Aul, the company is set to open up Windows 10 Preview builds to a broader range of phones.The first Windows 10 Technical Preview, announced on February 12th this year only supported a handful of Lumia devices, leading many users to believe that they would be left behind. But in reality many cannot afford, nor want the latest high end iPhone, Samsung or HTC handset, and are quite happy with basic but respectable functionality. A second test build of Windows 10 Mobile adds support for a feature called partition stitching, allowing the upgrade to a larger set of phones, said Microsoft’s Windows Insider program, Gabe Aul, in a blog post on March 27. The company described it today as “a browser that is made for easy sharing, reading, discovery and getting things done online.” Microsoft says Project Spartan’s latest design is “puts the focus on the page, not the browser.” Like almost every browser maker to date, the company emphasizes its software “doesn’t visually interfere with your life on the Web, but supports it.” Cortana (U.S. only in this build): The personal assistant helps make browsing easier for you with whatever you’re trying to get done, based on what she knows about the web, about you, and what you might be trying to do.

Among its selling points is its 5 inch FWVGA LCD display, which is a whole inch bigger than its Lumia 530 cousin, and an attractive size for those watching video or playing games. The reasons for this limited rollout were technical—Microsoft had to select phones with an OS partition large enough to handle Windows 10 until it had finished a partition-resizing feature known as Partition Stitching. Partition Stitching is now ready to rock, according to Microsoft, so the Windows development team was able to expand the preview to include support for additional Lumia devices. What I CAN tell you is that we feel great here about the partition stitching code and current builds, but we likely still have at least one more week of engineering to do to ensure we get a great build for the expanded list of devices.” he wrote. 36 Lumia phones, including flagship devices like the Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520 have been mentioned in the preliminary list — with the only notable omission being the Lumia 930. You can, of course, change your ring setting and get the new tools more quickly. (Note: This is not the upcoming build that will support a host more Windows Phone handsets.

Microsoft stresses that this is a “preliminary” list and is subject to change: The company may add or remove models from the compatibility list as it fixes bugs—or finds new ones. This build is nearly all about Project Spartan.) Project Spartan, the current, public codename of Microsoft’s new browser, will replace its venerable predecessor not all at once, but in steps.

Smart Dual SIM allows people to assign unique profiles to their SIM cards, such as work or family, to help them better manage daily communication. “Favourite apps like Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Candy Crush Saga and Instagram are available, with more apps and entertainment just a click away on the Windows Phone Store.” The Corporate Vice President for Phones at Microsoft, Jo Harlow, said, “People around the world have responded enthusiastically to our affordable Lumia range. -Lumia 1020 -Lumia 1320 -Lumia 1520 -Lumia 520 -Lumia 525 -Lumia 526 -Lumia 530 -Lumia 530 Dual Sim -Lumia 535 -Lumia 620 -Lumia 625 -Lumia 630 -Lumia 630 Dual Sim -Lumia 635 -Lumia 636 -Lumia 638 -Lumia 720 -Lumia 730 -Lumia 730 Dual SIM -Lumia 735 -Lumia 810 -Lumia 820 -Lumia 822 -Lumia 830 -Lumia 920 -Lumia 925 -Lumia 928 -Lumia ICON -Microsoft Lumia 430 -Microsoft Lumia 435 -Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM -Microsoft Lumia 435 Dual SIM DTV -Microsoft Lumia 532 -Microsoft Lumia 532 Dual SIM -Microsoft Lumia 640 Dual SIM -Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM Reading List and Reading View: Collect everything you want to read, including the ability to save any webpage or PDF for convenient access later, and then read it in a distraction-free view that keeps you focused on the content.

A new engine: Project Spartan’s new Edge rendering engine is built around the idea that the Web “just works,” while being fast, more secure, and more reliable. By bringing it to the browser, Microsoft makes progress on what appears to be an implicit goal to ensure that Cortana lands on every screen where the company vends a platform. (Xbox, gear up.) Microsoft highlighted pen capabilities, simple reading views, and a rendering engine built for the modern Web as points in the browser’s favor during a call. The build is “about a week” newer than 10041, and so as you might expect, Project Spartan is the only real new addition, aside from “mostly small improvements and fixes,” Microsoft said. That’s hardly a sin for beta software, of course, but it will be a decent data point to stress-test Project Spartan regardless — how far along and stable is this new vision? Build, Microsoft’s developer conference, is next month, meaning that Microsoft might eventually hit pause on new builds to store up new bits and tiddles to show off at the event.

Update: Microsoft switched to a newer, shinier build — 10049 — after it had provided TechCrunch with pre-release reference materials that noted the release as build 10047. The phone runs Windows Phone 8.1, which is fine for those who like the operating system, and should be eligible for a free upgrade to Window 10 when it is released. That price is one of its most attractive features, as well as its 5MP front facing camera, and the likelihood that it will qualify for an upgrade to Windows 10 when launched.

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