Unlike Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome that seem to get version upgrade almost every other month, Microsoft has still stuck with its classic development pattern for Internet Explorer.
With Internet Explorer 10 making its debut with Windows 8 last year, all eyes are now on IE 11.
One of the ways Redmond likes to tease the development of a new version of its flagship browser is by proudly displaying the version number on the windows (pun always intended) of its Internet Explorer offices at the company’s headquarters in Redmond, Washington.
Well, it’s that day again — Microsoft has tweeted this ahead of the public launch of Internet Explorer 11. The image above shows that development on the latest version of IE is well underway at the company, and changing of the guard has officially taken place.
Microsoft shared a bunch of details about its new browser yesterday when it officially unveiled Windows 8.1, saying:
“IE11 builds on the advancements in IE10 and is the only browser that is built for touch. IE11 will offer even better touch performance, faster page load times and several other new features we think you will enjoy.
For example, you can now adjust the appearance of modern IE11 to always show the address bar and you can have as many open tabs as you like. And you can access your open tabs in sync across your other Windows 8.1 devices.”
Along with improved touch support and new features like tab syncing across multiple devices, IE 11 is said to pack in plenty of updates and support for new web technologies like WebGL.