Mozilla Expects IE10 Beta For Microsoft BUILD

Mozilla expects Microsoft to go a bit further and release the first Beta of IE10.

Microsoft appears to have transitioned from a 2-year to 1-year release cycle for its browser. If that is accurate, it is likely that we will see IE10 next week as IE9 Beta was released on September 15, 2010. Microsoft is keeping a lid on speculation and simply said in a comment posted on its IE developer blog that the "next set of announcements regarding IE10 functionality will be made September 13 at the //BUILD/ Windows conference."

Your guess is as good as mine which features that will be, but it is reasonable to assume that Microsoft will be introducing greater support for HTML5 technologies, further improvements to its hardware acceleration engine and we may see first demonstrations of HTML5 applications and services that are designed to run in IE10 as replacements for traditional local software. Also, expect a first peek at Microsoft's Windows 8 App Store layout and feature set.

Recent market share data published by Net Applications and StatCounter indicates that IE9 has not turned IE back into the wind and the browser is losing market share at the same pace as IE8 did before IE9's release. According to Net Applications, IE share was at 55.31 percent in August, down from 55.97 percent in July.

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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    cookoynot interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.

    Yeah, maybe no direct interest, but all these browsers competing with eachother stimulates innovation, which in the end leads to a better browsing experience no matter what browser you choose. So correct me if im wrong, but you sir are interested, just indirectly. ;)
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  • captaincharisma
    well at least Mozilla is almost caught up in version numbers
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  • cookoy
    not interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.
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  • N.Broekhuijsen
    cookoynot interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.

    Yeah, maybe no direct interest, but all these browsers competing with eachother stimulates innovation, which in the end leads to a better browsing experience no matter what browser you choose. So correct me if im wrong, but you sir are interested, just indirectly. ;)
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  • IzzyCraft
    cookoynot interested in IE, not interested in Betas. A double whammy.

    And yet you comment, i'll be intrested in ie again once it allows for a much easier time customizing my ui to fit me, performance numbers i stopped caring about once my computer stopped being made of wood.
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