Internet Explorer 9: Platform Preview 3 Now Available For Download

By Posted 24 Jun 2010, 20:15

Microsoft are preparing their next generation web browser with the launch of Internet Explorer Platform Preview 3 (PP3). The browser, which still the leading brand according to market share is now ready for developers and testers to download.

IE9 has already proved that interest in the browser is still rife, with more than 16 million visitors and two million unique downloads since it’s release.

HTML5 Canvas, and HTML5 audio and video tags are some of the new functions included in the update, which will bring Flash-like interactive content without the use of third party applications and plugins such as Adobe Flash.

One feature that users also like to hear, is that IE9 also boasts considerable speed and performance improvements. One benchmark test even shows that it outperforms Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers.

No idea on when the full release of IE9 will be made available yet, but as soon it it does, be sure that we will be covering the story right here.

Microsoft have also released a video, demonstrating what the browser can do. If you prefer, you can download the IE9 PP3 to check it out yourself.

You can also find out IE9’s other features by checking out the source below.

Source: PC World

  • vince

    Well I hope it doesn't cause us developers any headaches! I've downloaded the preview and tested a site I'm working on and it doesn't look right. All other browsers (bar IE6) works ok.