Microsoft Corporation has new browser project on the working board. Called Project Spartan is a new browser which takes off from where Internet Explorer ended. This browser is being built by the software giant to help work its way through the browsers wars for mobile devices.
Spartan will support Windows 10 devices, smartphones as well as PCs.
The rendering engine, for the browser is called Edge, and is a fork from the Explorer 11 or the Trident.
Apparently, the name – ‘Spartan’ is a codename which stems from Xbox One’s game called, Halo Spartan Assault. Apart from that meaning, it also means disciplined, rigorous, frugal and austere.
Position of browsers
According to industry analysts, Google Chrome is now helming the browser world, while Project Spartan is a startup.
Apparently, there are some issues with Google Chrome, which the developer is attempting to patch. Some feel that it has grown to abnormal size, bloated and guzzling far too much of memory, when compared with FireFox. Engineers at Google chrome view it as an issue with RAM and battery and have already commenced repairs with a 12-step fix process.
This has led to Google forking its Webkit to create Blink on its own. This will offer scope for some micromanagement of legacy issues, strategically.
Meanwhile, Project Spartan team is expected to wade through thousands of inoperability bugs. The team is also working on adding support to several web standards.
The goal of Spartan currently is to render windows 10 as a service. The new browser will rapidly and continuously be updated on the same lines as Firefox. However, the browser will have to prove its credibility, given Explorer’s unlimited ‘sins.’
Despite the hard work Microsoft’s put in to develop Spartan, it is expected to have its own set of limitations. In the meanwhile, Chrome is expected to remain at the top of the browser leadership board. Mobile usage multiplies, the need for agile, faster and leaner browser for quicker opening of images, faster downloads on videos will surge. Of the current line-up of browsers, it is perhaps only Chrome which is likely to sustain the challenges of digital natives driving further use of the internet.