While Internet Explorer may not be the most popular web browser in the world any more, but it still remains a very important part of the web, considering it comes preloaded with the world’s most popular operating system, Windows. We’ve been hearing about an update to Internet Explorer 10 (1E10), as screenshots of IE11 were leaked out when Windows Blue, aka 8.1 was leaked out on the web. Today, Microsoft has dropped a big hint about the incoming update in the form of a Vine teaser.
The teaser hints that IE11 may come with WebGL support as the Vine asks “What Next”? Of course WebGL is the logical step forward, and it will allow web pages to render 3D graphics.
Competing browsers like Mozilla Safari, Google Chrome and Apple’s Safari already support it in various ways.
Google’s latest update to the web version of Maps, uses WebGL and there has is a web based version of the game Epic Citadel that proves gaming is possible using the technology.
We can expect IE11 to be released as a part of the Windows 8.1 update. Microsoft has said that Windows 8.1 will hit release preview status by the end of June and will be released later in the year via the Windows Store for free.