Microsoft unveils new web browser 'Edge' for Windows 10

San Francisco: Windows 10 is the new generations of windows build for the new era of personal computers for variety of devices, which would open up an altogether "new vista" of internet user experience for peopleacross the globe, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella said today.

Watch the video of the launch of Microsoft's "Edge" browser below

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Microsoft "Edge" is the new web browser announced by the company for Windows 10, which its exponents claimed would give a new experience to millions of internet users.

"I am really excited about where we are in this journey," Indian-American Nadella told the Microsoft developers community at the company¿s flagship annual event Build 2015 as his team unveiled details of the Windows 10, which is being highly anticipated by people.

"Windows 10 is a new generation of windows. It is built for new era of personal computers. It is built for variety of devices. It's also build with a foundation of trust. It's a very different windows in terms of how we deliver, how we keep it alive. It's one unified store," Nadella said in his key note address to the Build 2015 event, being attended by developers from across the world.

Terry Myerson, Microsoft's Executive VP, Operating Systems said with Windows 10 the company is targeting the broadest device ever.

"We are talking about one platform, wherein a single app can run across all devices. Windows is the only echo system wherein you get to develop an app across all the systems," he said.

Windows 10, after it is launched, he said, would be free for upgrade. Within two-three years of Windows 10 release, there would be one billion devices running Windows 10.

This would make Windows 10 much ahead of its other competitors from Apple and Google operating systems.

In his address, Nadella said Microsoft was founded by two developers some 40 years ago with the bold ambition to empower other developers to build new and great things.

"In the 40 years, a lot of devices have come and gone.

But what has remained constant is the ethos is that we are a developer company and a platform company first," he said.

Facing challenges from companies like Google and Apple, Nadella promised to take Microsoft to a new level by launching new products, adding more features to the existing products and making it available across all kinds of devices.

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"We're going to want all developers exploit and take advantage of the platform of the conference," he said.

"When we talk about empowering every person it starts with empowering every developer on the planet," he added. He also related his personal stories of ordinary people to narrate his ideas and vision of the company.

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