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Monday, May 24, 2010

Internet Explorer Independently Updateable On WP7

Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Windows Phone News" @ 07:00 AM

http://www.wmexperts.com/mobie-ie-i...windows-phone-7

It seems that Internet Explorer will be independently updatable. That means that even if Windows Phone 7 has no major updates, you may still be able to get a browser update, just like you can on your PC. The info comes from the IE for Windows Phone Team's weblog in the comment section:

Tom: "Will the browser in Windows 7 get more updates more frequently than only with full firmware updates?"

Joe (IE Team Member): "Yes, we are building in the ability to update the browser independently of firmware"

This is good news, but color me skeptical. I have heard promises of updatability the Pocket PC originally launched in 2000. Heck, even before that, some of the Palm-sized PC's advertised updatability through a replaceable daughter card on the motherboard. Updates though have been few and far between. Microsoft has really raised expectations with WP7, and now more so with this revelation on IE. They really need to make good on these promises.


Saturday, March 28, 2009

Calling all Internet Explorer 6 Users

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 10:55 PM

This is somewhat random, but humour me. I've been involved in a discussion over email about browsers - specifically Internet Explorer 6 - and why people are still using it (and if they have a choice in the matter). In the case of Pocket PC Thoughts, in the past month 42.6% of all visitors are using some sort of Internet Explorer, and 42.3% are using Firefox. Of those Internet Explorer users, I was very surprised to see that 21.8% of them are still using IE6. IE6 is a highly problematic browser for developers to code for - so much so that there are several online movements to banish it once and for all - yet it's still being used in surprising numbers.

So if you're using IE6 on your computer that you use to access any of Thoughts Media Web sites, tell me why - I'm really curious! Is it that you're on a corporate computer and they've locked down installing any newer version of IE? Is it that you like IE6 and don't want to change to a newer version? Is it that your computer is messed up and IE7 or IE8 wouldn't even install? There are no wrong answers here, and I'd like to hear from as many of you as possible, so chime in...


Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Microsoft Updates Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images; Includes Internet Explorer Mobile 6

Posted by Darius Wey in "Pocket PC Developer" @ 10:30 AM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...&displaylang=en

"Windows Mobile 6.1.4 includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6, a full-featured browser for Windows Mobile devices that brings the same high-quality browsing experience to the user as desktop browsers. Internet Explorer Mobile 6 supports desktop-quality rendering and has the best compliance support of all versions of Internet Explorer on a Windows Mobile device to date. Several new features and improved support allows users to complete tasks quickly and easily."

Microsoft has updated its Windows Mobile emulator images to 6.1.4. This release includes the new Internet Explorer Mobile 6 - which isn't exactly a stellar upgrade to this infamous browser, but a welcome one nonetheless. For a list of new features, check the Windows Mobile Team Blog.

These images will appeal most to developers. For the end-users reading this, you know the drill: if you want Internet Explorer Mobile 6 on your device, you'll have to wait and hope that your respective OEM or carrier feels ever-so-generous and blesses you with an update.


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