IE9 Beta Set For September Release

Microsoft has announced that the beta version of its Internet explorer 9 web browser will be released in September, tech news site Computer World reported on Thursday.

Speaking at the company's annual Financial Analyst Meeting (FAM) in Redmond, Washington, Microsoft's chief operating officer Kevin Turner announced the date to Wall Street analysts. The analysts had been expecting the web browser to be released in August.

“The most beautiful thing about our browser story is the message is getting out with IE8, the safest most secure browser in the marketplace. We're really excited about IE9, which will be beta and coming out in September,” said Turner.

The new IE9 is expected to come with broader support for HTML5, CSS3, DOM, and SVG, along with a new java script engine called Chakra.

IE9 will be compatible with Microsoft’s existing operating systems, including Windows Vista and Windows 7.

The company is yet to reveal the release date for the final version of the new web browser.