Well since there was a news a couple of days ago about Google phasing out IE6, FF 2.0, Safari 2.0 & Chrome 3.0, I got this email from Google telling me that it would be sooner than I expected. I do own multiple domains which run Google Apps services therefore I got this email.
Dear Google Apps admin,
We plan to begin phasing out support of these older browsers on the Google Docs suite and the Google Sites editor on March 1, 2010. After that point, certain functionality within these applications may have higher latency and may not work correctly in these older browsers. Later in 2010, we will start to phase out support for these browsers for Google Mail and Google Calendar.
Google Apps will continue to support Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 3.0 and above, Google Chrome 4.0 and above, and Safari 3.0 and above.
Starting this week, users on these older browsers will see a message in Google Docs and the Google Sites editor explaining this change and asking them to upgrade their browser. We will also alert you again closer to March 1 to remind you of this change.
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Thank you for your continued support!
The Google Apps team
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There, it is official, IE is finally into it end of days. Although I would term this move by Google to be correct but I would also hand it to them to move so swiftly into the high gear for making sure that they don’t end up paying for other’s mistakes.