It doesn’t exactly help to compete when you release updates only once in two years and according to the recently published roadmap, things aren’t about to change.
Having already lost a huge chunk of the market share, it looks like Microsoft is not yet ready to make compromises, at least until IE becomes irrelevant.
In addition to that, Windows Phone, a new and incredible operating system from Microsoft with a worthless web browser, uses same rendering engine, which is now very much dated.
What’s the worst part? For a new OS, which struggles to gain momentum and needs to stay competitive, users will have to wait nearly 2 years to see new and critical features added, such as: password manager, find in page (removed from WP 7.5), etc.
Anyway, we know that a lot of corporations rely on the Internet Explorer web browser and when it comes to updates, things aren’t as fast as they should be. Therefore, in order not to upset the enterprise market, they sacrifice the consumer market and still go with a 2 year updates.
As you might remember, after switching to the fast Firefox development cycle, Mozilla has been criticized for the very same reason and yet they came up with a solution, which is: a new Firefox version every 30 weeks.
However, when it comes to Microsoft, it looks like their close to 100,000 people team is clueless and IE will end up like Windows Mobile, which went something like this:
- iPhone? Nah, it’s a poor business machine, Windows Mobile is for business. Business people use Windows Mobile.
Well, that did not end well, did it?
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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded FavBrowser.com. Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.