Barely a month after the launch of IE9, Microsoft has announced the IE 10 platform preview, which is a developer build of the browser. Microsoft launched the browser at their developer event Mix 11 in Las Vegas. With competition from Mozilla's Firefox and Google's Chrome, Microsoft is certainly picking up the pace in releasing new browser versions.
IE9 platform preview was launched about a year after IE8 and it took 12 more months for IE9 to make it to the final launch. Microsoft has cut down the launch cycle already by 11 months.
Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Internet Explorer wrote in a blog post, "We built IE9 from the ground up for HTML5 and for Windows to deliver the most native HTML5 experience and the best Web experience on Windows. IE10 continues on IE9's path, directly using what Windows provides and avoiding abstractions, layers, and libraries that slow down your site and your experience."
The new browser promises to embrace HTML5 even more and adds support to emerging standards like CSS3.
Mr. Hachamovich added, "We also demonstrated additional standards support (like CSS3 Transitions (link) andCSS3 3D Transforms (link)) that will be available in subsequent platform previews of IE10, which we will update every 8-12 weeks."
You can read the complete blog post here.
You can also download the IE10 platform preview here.