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Google Apps Withdraws Internet Explorer 6 Support – Adds HTML5 Features

By Debjit on January 30th, 2010 

google apps removes IE6 supportWe got an email today morning from the Google Apps Teams stating that the team will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 (IE6) on Google Apps over the course of 2010. IE6 currently has discontinued support even from it's own manufacturers.

The team also said: "In order to continue to improve our products and deliver more sophisticated features and performance, we are harnessing some of the latest improvements in web browser technology.  This includes faster JavaScript processing and new standards like HTML5. "

The discontinuation of support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor will start on March 1, 2010 followed by Google Mail and Google Calendar, after which some of the critical and basic features of Google Apps will not work properly in the browser (IE6). Not only IE6, any versions of Google Chrome below version 4 won't be supported too.

Google will start displaying a message to users in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor on these older browsers explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser users.  Google Apps will have support for these browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.


Google Apps Withdraws Internet Explorer 6 Support – Adds HTML5 Features was originally published on on January 30, 2010 - 5:20 pm (Indian Standard Time)