Microsoft has begun to show users and developers how the next generation of its web browser, Internet Explorer, will change the way consumers experience the net.
Coming just a month after IE9 was officially released, the company claims IE10 will offer further hardware acceleration and build on the compatibility and web fidelity trends Microsoft established in IE9.
The rapid timetable for the development of the new version of one of Microsoft’s most popular products emphasises the increasing importance of web browsers to major companies.
Google has continued a vigorous advertising campaign for its Chrome browser, while Firefox has also trumpeted a healthy number of downloads in the wake of its launch on 22 March.
More than 7 million people sought out the software in its first 24 hours of release.
Writing on the Microsoft IEBlog, Dean Hachamovitch, the company’s Corporate Vice President for Internet Explorer, said that “Ultimately, the point is advancing the interoperable Web and making the Web better. Developers want robust HTML5 implementations that they and their sites can rely on, in which the same markup works consistently. Our focus has been on enabling the same markup by delivering native HTML5 to Windows with full hardware acceleration and working closely with the standards bodies and the community.”
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