How does talking to your browser sound? That’s what several websites are reporting this week.
Microsoft’s new browser, codenamed Spartan, will be a complete overhaul. The latest reports say Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant will be one of the browser’s new features.
BGR reports Spartan will feature voice commands such as ‘add to favorites’ and ‘go to (website name).’ The Verge is also reporting Cortana will be a major feature. They describe using it to track packages or a particular flight.
Microsoft is believed to be designing Spartan as a unified browser across PCs, tablets and phones. Makes sense. Most people have at least two of those devices, so keeping the experience the same across the board is smart.
The Verge is also reporting Spartan will include digital inking support. You will be able to make notes, annotate a web page and share them with other people.
Several reports mention grouping tabs anyway you want.
While this new browser is expected to be the primary browser for Windows 10, Microsoft is not doing away with Internet Explorer.
We won’t have to wait much longer to see if all these reports pan out. Microsoft is expected to unveil Spartan during its Windows 10 event on January 21st. Consumer experience is expected to be the theme for the event.
Tell me what you think of the reported Spartan browser features. If you could have one feature added to it, what would it be?