Linked by Kroc Camen on Sat 26th Jun 2010 10:48 UTC
Internet Explorer Microsoft have released IE9 Platform Preview 3, an application that gives developers access to the IE9 rendering engine (it's not a full browser). In this update they have added hardware accelerated HTML5 Video, Canvas, Fonts (using WOFF) and big improvements in JavaScript with ES5, DOM Traversal, L2 and L3 events and 83/100 Acid3 score. It sits between Firefox and Chrome 6 on JavaScript speed, but outperforms every browser in real tests.
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Windows phone 7
by arpan on Mon 28th Jun 2010 10:26 UTC
arpan
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2006-07-30

One more incentive that MS has for making sure IE9 is fast and compatible with modern web standards is their phone OS.

At least in the beginning, for their OS to be successful, it will need to be able to work with current mobile sites. And all the best mobile sites have been designed to work with iPhones & Android devices. If their browser fails here, it could hinder their new platform severely. All current smart phones are using webkit (iPhone, Android, WebOS, Blackberry, Nokia, Samsung Bada etc.) So they need something that works atleast as well as webkit.

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