In a message we just received from The Google Apps team it looks like we are one step closer to closing the coffin on the infamous IE6 browser. While reading the email and smiling profusely I got to the date that Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor will drop the IE6 support – It’s March 1, 2010.
Quoting the email:
“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.”
“As a result, over the course of 2010, we will be phasing out support for Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0” and they also included other browsers not supported by their manufacturers. We are a lucky people and we should all rejoice that the end it near.
Another thing that is worth mentioning is the email stated that “later in 2010″, they will start to phase out support for those browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.
Google said they will continue to support IE 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.
Our love goes out to the The Google Apps team for all their hard work and dedication getting rid of IE6 support!