Internet Explorer 9: What to expect?
- Improved Support for HTML5
- Hardware Acceleration
Speculations: Release Date for Internet Explorer 9
Many browsers out there already support many of the new HTML5 features. Google’s browser Chrome already supports Web Canvas, Web Storage, Sandbox for iFrames, Web Workers, GeoLocation and Embed Video/Audio without flash plugins. Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 8 only supports Web Storage so far.
Microsoft has to catch up, but they did not give us more details about the release date. If they follow a 2-year schedule, Microsoft will be releasing the Internet Explorer 9 in late 2010 or early 2011. Hopefully, there will be an Internet Explorer 9 beta test soon (this summer?). Considering that they already released a preview demo, we can now start looking forward to the beta!
IE9 Release Date Speculations:
Beta Test: Late Summer/Fall 2010
Release Date: Late 2010/Early 2011
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Rounded Corners! And The World Goes Round Again …
Image: Drawing of rounded corners in Internet Explorer 9
If you’re a web developer and you want to find out more about the Internet Explorer 9, you might want to read this article on the official MSDN Internet Explorer blog.
We’ll be testing the preview demo of the Internet Explorer 9 and will shortly post a first review of the speed, features and general improvements.