Microsoft’s new ‘Spartan’ browser could have Cortana voice search

We know that Microsoft’s Cortana virtual assistant will be popping up in Windows 10, and we know there’s a good chance there will be a brand new browser codenamed ‘Spartan’. But it sounds like the two might not be mutually exclusive.

According to sources speaking to The Verge, Cortana will be present in the Windows 10 OS and in the Spartan browser. This means that you’ll be able to perform web searches using nothing but your voice.

That’s currently a feature in both Google’s Chrome OS and Chrome browser, but I have a feeling it’ll feel a little bit less embarrassing to ask Cortana to find something because it’s almost as though you’re addressing a real person rather than a search engine.

We’ll have to wait until Microsoft’s Windows 10 event on the 21st of January to get a better idea of what’s going to be included, but it would certainly make sense for Microsoft to include Cortana in its new web browser to try and encourage people to start using it.

We’ll let you know when we have more information.

Tom Pritchard