Microsoft Corp. is all set to unveil the latest version of their web browser, the Internet Explorer 9 Beta, to stem market share lost to against tough competitor such as Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, and Apple Safari, according to Bloomberg News report.
The Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft will debut the test version of Internet Explorer 9 to the masses at an event in San Francisco.
The new version of Internet Explorer includes support for HTML 5 video, the canvas tag, and CSS 3. I t also has a capability to load pages faster.
Net Applications reported that Internet Explorer’s currently has 60% of the browser market, from 74% about two years earlier, Firefox has 23%, Chrome has 7.5, and Safari climbed to 5.2% from 2.8%.
“Based on developer buzz, it seems tech enthusiasts are more excited about IE 9 than any version of IE in recent times,” Matt Rosoff, an analyst at research firm Directions on Microsoft, said. “We might start to see IE regain some market share from Firefox. Chrome still seems to be the one people are most interested in, in terms of the cutting edge.”