Google stops IE 9 support
Times are changing fast. Earlier, there were no issues in using outdated software or PC systems. Support deadlines, if ever they were fixed, would come years later. The 13-year-old Windows XP operating system itself is proof that old and outdated software or hardware was tolerated for a decade or more. However, the deadlines are now more strictly enforced and updates that were only optional, have become ‘critical’ in nature and forced upon most users.
Not that the corporates are to be blamed as well. Software updates bring in latest security features that were absent and cannot be implemented in the predecessor version. This is exactly why Microsoft Windows XP was buried. Technology has reached a point, where the aging operating system will remain vulnerable no matter how many patches it receives. Internet Explorer 9 on the other hand suffered from both security issues as well as stability problems before Microsoft finally released a more stable Internet Explorer 11 web browser. To know more about the features of IE11, contact our Windows online support team.
Ever since the update, most users have updated to the latest Internet Explorer 11, which was released on 17 October 2013. Apart from the stability issues, IE 11 boasts several other features that makes it several leagues above the predecessor version. Microsoft has been handing out steady stream of notifications to the users, who have failed to update their browser app yet. It seems Google has decided to jump onto the bandwagon as well, as it has stopped support for Internet Explorer 9.
Support for IE 9 pulled
Google Apps blog recently released a statement regarding the same, saying, “Google’s test plans have been adjusted to now stop all testing and engineering work related to Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), as Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) was released on 17 October 2013. End users, who access Gmail and other Google Apps services from an unsupported browser will be notified within the next few weeks through an in-product notification message or an interstitial pages with information about modern browsers and how to upgrade to them.”
Users, who are still stuck with Internet Explorer 9 will get a constant stream of notifications from Google Apps as well, telling them they need to update their browser. Considering that Google consistently employs this tactic, whether for Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox, this move comes as no surprise. The tech experts at Windows Online support advise all users to immediately update their browsers as well.
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