It’s being reported that the next version of Internet Explorer might come bundled with Windows 8. This has always been a fairly likely proposition. However Win7China is saying that they fully expect the next version of Internet Explorer to be touch-enabled.
So is either one of these pieces of information news and should we get excited? Well, frankly not. There is commonly a new Internet Explorer release around the same time as a new Windows release, though not always at the same time.
The fact that Microsoft are working hard on a more touch-friendly interface for Windows would also require a touch-friendly web browser as part of the package.
It’s a sign though of how excited people are already becoming about Microsoft’s next generation OS. This will be the biggest change for Windows since Windows 95 when they interface was completely changed.
It’s not news in itself though any more than the news that the iPad 2 would be slightly thinner, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor. These are all things we should expect from a new product.
Windows 8, which is due for release either in the summer or the autumn of 2012, will be the company’s first fully touch-enabled OS despite what claims they may already make about Windows 7. This will make it a bold move forward and we’ll continue to bring you the news, and all the excitement, here at Windows8News.