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Windows 10 ‘Spartan’ browser, dark theme leaked?

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The intriguing new ‘Spartan’ web browser for Windows 10 may have broken cover thanks to leaked screenshots from a Chinese website.

Earlier this week we brought word of reports claiming the as-yet-unannounced browser would supplant Internet Explorer within new Windows 10 machines, bringing a host of advanced features.

According to The Verge’s sources, the new browser will come packing the heavily-touted Cortana integration and a smarter tabbed browsing interface that enables users to segregate personal and work tabs. Apparently, it’ll also allow users to annotated web pages with a stylus pen and share their doodles with other users.

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24 hours later and screenshots showing off a couple of those features appear to have leaked out into the wild courtesy of the Cnbeta website.

The screenshots, which seem to depict an early version of the browser, show off the much cleaner user interface and the presence of Cortana. Also on show within the screenshot is the purported ‘dark theme’ that’s set to launch within Windows 10.

We expect Microsoft to show off a more complete version of the browser and Windows 10 during a dedicated event later this month.

Microsoft’s key players will be on stage at its Redmond campus on January 21 where they will detail the consumer version of the operating system, as well as a version for smartphones and tablets.

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