Website Development: Google Announces Changes in Supported Browsers
Google recently made an announcement that will impact both website development practitioners and web users alike. Google Apps will no longer support the following web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer 7, Apple Safari 3 and Mozilla Firefox 3.5. After August 1, 2011 users may have trouble using features in Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar, Google Docs and Google Sites with these browsers and eventually these Google Apps may stop working entirely.
Google states that in order to give users the best experience with Google Apps, they need the capabilities of more modern browsers to deliver features such as drag-and-drop file upload in Google Docs and desktop notifications for Gmail.
For this reason, Google Apps will support the current releases of Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer and Chrome on a rolling basis. Each time a new version is released, Google will begin supporting that version of the web browser and stop supporting the browser’s third-oldest version.
Google advises users to update to the latest version of their favorite web browser and suggests choosing from: Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari.
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