Microsoft has announced it'll now be launching an updated version of Internet Explorer every year. So with IE9 freshly released, the firm has already turned its attention to version 10 of the browser, presented at the MIX 2011 conference in the US.
IE10, showcased in the video below, promises smoother operation and will be more suited to new formats, particularly HTML 5, which Microsoft is championing to the detriment of resource-heavy Flash. Microsoft is obviously claiming that this new version of IE is faster than the latest versions of Firefox and Chrome, although there's still plenty of time for these two browsers to step up the game before IE10's release next year.
Internet Explorer is slated for release in spring 2012, not long after Microsoft is expected to unveil its first version of 'Windows Next' (Windows 8). The new OS is likely to be presented at the CES 2012 technology show in January 2012, with the final versions provisionally expected for release in October 2012.
The preview video below gives a quick overview of what's in store in IE10. This updated browser is designed to run just as well on PCs as on mobile devices with ARM processors ... just like Windows 8, in fact.