Today during the opening keynote of the Microsoft BUILD developer conference the official name of Microsoft's new web browser was revealed. The new browser has previously been referred to as Project Spartan, and the official name was withheld until today. Today it was revealed to the world that the new browser is called Microsoft Edge, and it will be the primary browser that is built into Windows 10 when it is released to the public. 

There aren't a whole lot of details about Edge at the moment, but Microsoft did play a launch video for the new browser during the BUILD keynote, and they've put it on Youtube for everyone to see. What is known is that the browser has Microsoft's Cortana assistant built in, has a very new and minimalist design, and runs on a new Microsoft built rendering engine called EdgeHTML. The video released by Microsoft also shows some new features like the ability to draw on web pages. 

As more information about Microsoft Edge is revealed during the course of BUILD we'll be sure to bring it to you.

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  • zmeul - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    sorry MS but this is a very dumb name
    "let me fire Edge here and go to google" - WTF!? NO!
  • SpartanJet - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    And chrome is any better? Maybe chrome is the superior data mining name, but for a browser I will use Edge.
  • Alexvrb - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    He won't settle for less than the finest name possible - Zmeul Browser.
  • zmeul - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    did I said anything about Chrome, FireFox, Opera ?!? I did not! bunch of MS apologist without vision
    going from Spartan to Edge .. what an improvement ... NOT!
  • kyuu - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    I would've preferred they kept Spartan myself, but Edge is perfectly inoffensive. What browser has an awesome name? Chrome, Opera, Safari? Please. Firefox is the best, just because a fox made of fire is awesome. It doesn't really have much to do with browsing the internet, though.
  • Impulses - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    Yeah Firefox is the only one that sounds even remotely cool, I always thought Chrome sounded kinda silly. Edge isn't bad, other than the fact that it reminds mobile enthusiasts of 2G GSM speeds. :p It's gonna lead to very interesting Google searches when you start mixing keywords like edge and speed.
  • cmdrdredd - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    No but you're being ignorantly biased anyway.
  • baii9 - Wednesday, April 29, 2015 - link

    let me fire w.e fox here and go to google?
    I guess they should call it terminator or something.
  • Mr Perfect - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    I imagine that part of the reason for the name Edge is they wanted to stick with an "E" word. Think about it, for the last two decades or so, people have been trained to click on the blue "E" icon to get to the internet. Now, even though MS is changing the name of the browser, they probably want to keep the icon similar. That limits them to names that can have another "E" icon.
  • mkozakewich - Thursday, April 30, 2015 - link

    Microsoft announces new E Browser.


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