Effort to urge people to drop old browsers

Google has announced it is phasing out support for older browsers as from August 1st, with those using IE7, Safari 3, Firefox 3.5 and their predecessors to view Gmail, Google Calendar, Talk, Docs and Sites losing some functions.

Browser market

According to the latest report from Net Applications, Google’s Chrome browser now has a 9.3% market share and is not only eating into Internet Explorer but also Firefox. Good to hear is that use of Internet Explorer 6, the bane of all web developers, is down to about 13.7% worldwide.