Microsoft details Internet Explorer in Windows 10 Tech Preview for Phones

Microsoft always keeps updating all its products and services on a regular basis. Improving the mobile web experience has lately been their priority and thus company has released many targeted improvements to Internet Explorer in the Windows Phone 8.1 update. Back in November 2014, Microsoft released a new rendering engine for both Internet Explorer and Spartan.

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While Microsoft announced Spartan as its new web browser company has used Internet Explorer as its default browser in the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview.

Windows 10 introduces a new user agent string for phones, interoperability improvements, new features, increased performance and improved standards support.

The new feature packed Spartan web browser will probably replace Internet Explorer in the next Technical Preview.

Explaining the use of Internet Explorer in the Technical Preview, Kyle Pflug, Program Manager, Internet Explorer says, “”The new rendering engine will be used for all web pages loaded in the browser on Windows 10 phones. Like on PCs, “x-ua-compatible” tags will no longer be supported to force older compatibility document modes. This ensures that sites on the mobile web will always get the latest, most interoperable engine.”

However, the first build of Windows 10 Technical Preview is released for Windows Insiders, the company is still working on it to check if it has some bugs.

Do check out the new features and improvements included in the Technical Preview, at the official Microsoft Blog.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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